The lack of affordable housing across the market affects everyone in our city. Years of failing to build homes has resulted in families and long-term residents leaving San Francisco in search of more affordable places to live. The livability of our City is greatly enhanced when teachers, first responders, artists, restaurant workers and all others can build their homes and communities close to their workplaces. In 2017, Mayor Ed Lee issued an Executive Directive to speed up the time it takes to create homes in San Francisco, to reduce housing approval timelines in half, and to create 5,000 units every year for the foreseeable future. The City will continue to focus on making sure that as many as possible of these new units are affordable to low, moderate, and middle income San Franciscans. More housing means more affordable options for our residents.
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