Mayor London Breed Announces Proposal to Fund Affordable Housing and Programs for Homelessness

Thursday, December 20, 2018
Mayor London N. Breed

Mayor London N. Breed today unveiled a detailed proposal to direct the $181 million in available funding from the City’s recently announced windfall to programs for homelessness, affordable housing, behavioral health, and street cleanliness.

The Mayor’s proposal would support the creation of over 900 new units of affordable housing, preserve and improve over 1,000 units of existing affordable housing, fund the expansion of 300 new spaces in homeless shelters and Navigation Centers, and open 86 behavioral health and substance abuse hospital beds.

“Opportunities like this are rare, which is why it is so important that we make responsible investments that will make an immediate impact in helping our homeless population into shelter, creating new affordable housing for our low-income residents, and keeping our streets clean,” said Mayor Breed. “The voters have been very clear that this is their top priority. The majority of the total windfall money is already being distributed to important programs like transportation and schools. I think we should take advantage of this chance to address the housing and homelessness crisis we see every day.”