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So @SPUR_Urbanist estimates that the Bay Area underproduced housing by 700,000 units from 2000-2018, 230k market rate and 470k below market rate:…

Let's talk a little about what that means.
@SPUR_Urbanist First, we are producing less than 10% of the below market rate housing that we actually need. This is catastrophic, and we've seen the consequences in displacement.
@SPUR_Urbanist That's a shortfall of about 25,000 units of affordable housing per year. Unfortunately, as of 2016 @TernerHousing estimates affordable housing to cost 425k/unit; that number has grown since, so let's call it $500k per unit.
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1/13 A group called “AIDS Healthcare Foundation” - a pariah among #HIV advocates - is a chain pharmacy & insurance company masquerading as a nonprofit.

AHF opposes #PrEP, funds anti-housing NIMBY groups, & uses HIV healthcare funds for politics.

AHF has zero credibility.
2/13 AHF & its bully CEO Michael Weinstein are obsessed with abusing HIV healthcare funds to attack me. They first went after me when, as an SF Supervisor, I stopped them from scamming SF chain store rules to open a pharmacy: suing me & dumping big $ against me in my Senate race.
3/13 AHF/Weinstein are now going after me again, b/c of my housing work. They hired an investigator (thru their anti-housing front group “Housing Is a Human Right”) to dig up dirt & slander me. They’re running TV ads & sending out mailers attacking me for #SB50, #MoreHOMES Act.
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A couple weeks back I tweeted that the earth shook on housing policy. It was because of this - AARP has just signed on as a supporter of the #MoreHOMES Act, SB 50. I have a short thread on why I'm so psyched about this - and why I think it's a big deal.
For quite awhile now, there's been a measurable trend of older Americans moving back into city centers to enjoy urban life - the services, the entertainment, the walkability. It's a smart move for many reasons, one big one being:

Suburban isolation accelerates health problems.
The science on this is unequivocal: People who have more social interactions live longer and have fewer health problems later in life than people who live in isolation and have to travel far to have social interactions.

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1/4 Zoning reform - ending restrictive zoning that makes housing expensive, reinforces segregation, & worsens climate change - is key to solving CA’s housing crisis. Thank you @latimes editorial board for getting it. CA must make change. #SB50 #MoreHOMES…
2/4 LA Times: “Continuing to preserve single-family neighborhoods as they were decades ago would have left vast swaths of the city unaffordable to many buyers, hostile to new approaches to transportation & still segregated as a result of racially discriminatory housing practices”
3/4 LA Times: “There may be debates over exactly how radical the changes to the status quo should be, but it’s clear that single-family neighborhoods can no longer be sacrosanct. Not if cities are serious about increasing the supply and affordability of housing” . . .
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