PROTECTING AND CREATING AFFORDABLE HOUSING/ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS
- Wrote groundbreaking legislation prioritizing neighborhood residents for the affordable units in their community. When the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development tried to shut down London’s Neighborhood Preference law, she flew to Washington D.C. to fight for the people of San Francisco.
- Authored Planning Code changes that encouraged creation of all housing types – including affordable housing – while preserving neighborhood character.
- Saved 104 affordable units at Frederick Douglas Haynes Gardens.
- Secured $2 million to restore unused public housing units for 179 homeless families who now have a safe, permanent place to call home.
- Helped pass legislation requiring the City to open six new Navigation Centers to help homeless individuals move off the streets and into stable housing.
- Negotiated and sponsored legislation for the acquisition of the blighted McDonalds on Haight and Stanyan Streets for the construction of 100% affordable housing.
- Led efforts to expand the City’s inclusionary housing program to include more middle income housing opportunities.
- Introduced legislation creating a permanent right to civil counsel for tenants facing eviction in San Francisco, which will provide needed legal and mediation services to assist residents in defending themselves against evictions.
- Advanced the late Mayor Lee’s commitment to get 1,000 homeless individuals off the street during the winter by expanding shelter capacity by an additional 75 beds, opening 70 new units of permanent affordable housing for formerly homeless veterans at the Auburn Hotel, and moving forward on opening two additional Navigation centers.