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How affordable housing legislation would change San Francisco neighborhoods

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An overflow crowd gathered at the Ortega Branch Library to hear about the Affordable Housing Bonus Program


A few weeks ago, Supervisor Katy Tang joined planners to discuss the city’s affordable housing bonus plan at the Ortega Branch Library in San Francisco’s Sunset District. An overflow crowd of about 200 people turned out for the event. Kearstin Dischinger, the city’s lead housing planner was one of the speakers.

KALW’s Ben Trefny sat down with her, in studio, to talk about how the plan could change San Francisco.


To learn more about the Affordable Housing Bonus Program, click here.

KEARSTIN DISCHINGER: This is a way for the city to not provide a subsidy, but get affordable housing, including for the middle income. The trade-off is we will have some buildings in each neighborhood that are higher heights than what people are used to seeing.

Click the audio player above to listen to the interview. For an extended version, click here