Demystifying Housing Supply/Demand Theory for San Francisco
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Economists, city planners, policy think tanks, and media outlets have lately been advocating for a supply-side "solution" to San Francisco's longstanding housing affordability crisis. Build, build, build is the argument at a rate of 5,000 units of housing construction per year for 20 years (far above what San Francisco has ever built). Eventually, and with enough incentives and deregulation to stimulate and sustain that unprecedented volume of development, they argue that the price of housing in San Francisco will stabilize and actually decline.
But does this Economics 101 theory really work for the housing market in San Francisco?
Why is housing now getting more expensive and out of reach for most San Franciscans even as more is being built in this latest wave of development?
CAN WE REALLY
BUILD OUR WAY TO AFFORDABILITY?
Demystifying Housing Supply/Demand Theory
for San Francisco
Doug Engmann -- Engmann Options
Calvin Welch -- San Francisco Information Clearinghouse
Michael Yarne -- Build Inc.
Tim Colen -- Housing Action Coalition
Farhad Manjoo -- Writer, San Francisco Magazine
Christina Olague -- Past Planning Commission President
Fernando Marti (moderator) -- Council of Community Housing Organizations
A Community Forum Presented by
Urban Institute for Development and
Economic Alternatives (UrbanIDEA)
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse;
San Francisco Progressive Media Center;
San Francisco Magazine
San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center (View)
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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