San Francisco Legislative Update (Archives): Affordable Housing Priority


Chapter 47 of the San Francisco Administrative Code provides for affordable housing unit priority for various categories of tenants. Originally, the stock of affordable units was allocated to applicants who obtained “Certificates of Preference”.

In 2013, San Francisco enacted Ordinance 277-13, which added a category for tenants displaced by the Ellis Act. In 2015, the City enacted Ordinance 204-15, which included tenants displaced by owner move-in evictions under Section 37.9(a)(8) of the Rent Ordinance.

Currently, the Board of Supervisors is evaluating adding another category for people who live or work in San Francisco.