S.F. and Daly City embarked on teacher housing projects at the same time. Guess which one has opened?
In 2017, San Francisco and Daly City made the same commitment. They pledged to build teacher housing so underpaid educators could have a better chance of living near the schools where they work. He committed $44 million in city money and picked an...
Why not just pay teachers more...
Like...... SF teacher pay hasnt changed since 2019. Lmao.
My son started kindergarten when this was announced. He'll be in high school before it's completed.
My son got recruited by SF Unified. They lied about the pay, the hours, etc. One month in, he started to hear about layoffs. So he went back to his old job, who offered him more pay than when he left.
The ultimate answer is very simple; build more housing. Builders want to build and buyers want to buy. The only thing standing in the way is regressive, conservative zoning laws.
Imagine the city of SF being able to do better than take twenty years to renovate a bathroom.
Dude, God bless SF. But something has to be done about housing. And not just for the teachers. So many people who grow up in the city and don’t want to leave just move to Daly City and spend their free time in SF. Some people work multiple jobs and can’t afford to live in the city. The Tenderloin should not be the only affordable area to live in.
Two main reasons cited:
- Extensive community outreach
- Federal tax credits
Who cares about these little details right?
Just build more housing in Colma, Daly City, SSF. Problem solved.
He pointed to two main reasons for the delay. One was 18 months spent on “very extensive community outreach” to craft the design of the project even though there was no big opposition to it. He praised the neighbors as thoughtful, but acknowledged that they “had a lot of points of view.”
18 months of community meeting when there's no project opposition is mind boggling. As is relying on tax credit financing when it's a city and district sponsored project.
It's fine to rely on credits for private projects, but if we can afford 1bn/year for homelessness we can afford to fund a project like this directly, or at least with bonds.