Section 415 of the San Francisco Planning Code, or the Inclusionary Affordable Housing Program, requires residential developments with 10 or more units to pay an Affordable Housing Fee. Project sponsors may apply for an alternative to the fee in the form of providing 12% of their units on-site or 20% of their units off-site as affordable to low- to moderate-income households. (These percentages are higher in certain parts of the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan Area.) Project Sponsors in the certain parts of the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan Area may also apply for the alternative of dedicating land for affordable housing.
The Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD), together with the Planning Department, the Planning Commission and the Department of Building Inspections, works with developers to determine fees and/or to establish, occupy, and monitor BMR units. Specifically, the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development is charged with duties listed below:
- MOHCD works with developers to determine fee obligations under the Inclusionary Affordable Housing Program.
- MOHCD works with developers to plan for off-site developments and land dedication obligations under the Inclusionary Affordable Housing Program.
- MOHCD works with developers to bring BMR units to the market. MOHCD prices units, approves and monitors the developers marketing process, monitors lotteries, qualifies applicants, prepares closing documents which govern the restrictions on BMR units, monitors the units for the life of the restrictions, and assists in the reselling of BMR units.
- MOHCD, in conjunction with other City departments, monitors compliance of the Inclusionary Affordable Housing Program.
Please feel free to contact us at (415) 701-5500 or please see the staff contact information for specific topics below.
BMR Ownership Program - Information for Potential and Current Owners
BMR Rental Program - Information for Potential and Current Renters
Information for Project Sponsors, Building Owners, Sales and Rental Agents
Documents Governing/Explaining the Citywide Inclusionary Affordable Housing Program
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