The San Francisco Bay Area, and California generally, has an extreme housing shortage.
This housing shortage is causing unacceptably high home prices and rents. These costs kneecap our ability to save money, force us into crowded conditions, and trap us in jobs and housing conditions that are inadequate. They increase displacement and gentrification, and make it impossible for San Francisco to be an engine of opportunity or social mobility. Our housing crisis forces us to commute long hours, increasing carbon emissions and robbing us of time with our families. We must build housing everywhere in the Bay Area to end this shortage. Build housing now!