Thursday, February 05, 2015

Housing construction in SF increases with population growth

The above graphs demolish the myth propagated by C.W. Nevius and others (see also this) that the cause of the present housing crisis in SF is opposition to any and all development by nimbys and unnamed groups and individuals. You can see that the construction of housing closely tracks the growth of the city's population.

Can we build our way to affordable housing in the city?

Thanks to SF Curbed.

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At 4:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


The population growth of the city has been stymied by the lack of construction. You are putting the cart in front of the horse.

How can population grow without housing - once people move into tents in golden gate park, we'll build some houses for them?

At 8:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When i was growing up in the city (eons ago) the typical household was a family of 4 or 5. Today the typical household is comprised of maybe two or three unrelated adults.

I am looking for a cite from the SF Planning Housing Element for backup.

More unrelated adults moving into the city, more demand for housing. Not every adult chooses to live with four other roommates.


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