The San Francisco Planning Department proposes to update the 2014 housing element of the San Francisco General Plan (general plan). The environmental impact report (EIR) for the San Francisco Housing Element 2022 Update (housing element update) will evaluate the physical impacts on the environment that could result from adoption and implementation of the housing element update. The housing element update establishes goals, policies, and actions to address the existing and projected housing needs of San Francisco. The goals, policies, and actions are required to plan for the regional housing targets allocated to San Francisco by regional agencies for the 2023–2031 cycle and meet future housing demand in San Francisco. The housing element update includes six overarching goals for the future of housing in San Francisco that respond both to state law requirements as well as local community values. The underlying policies and actions would guide development patterns and the allocation of resources to San Francisco neighborhoods. The draft goals, policies, and actions were informed by other recently completed housing-related initiatives, such as the housing affordability strategies report published by the department in March 2020. That report analyzed land use concepts and how they would improve housing affordability over the next 30 years, particularly for low- and moderate-income households. It analyzed development feasibility, along with City and County of San Francisco policies, and public investments to add 150,000 housing units by 2050, or approximately 5,000 new housing units per year; at least one-third of the housing units should be permanently affordable at low and moderate incomes.
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wildfire, Traffic
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
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