Feb 10: Balboa Reservoir community meeting — Public benefits on agenda

The next meeting of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) is Monday, February 10th, at City College Ocean Campus Multi-Use Bldg (Rm 140), 55 Frida Kahlo Way.

The main topic is public benefits of the project. Agenda here. Minutes of the December meeting here. More about the project and the BRCAC here.

Slide from Dec 2019 presentation at BRCAC. View PDF here: https://default.sfplanning.org/plans-and-programs/planning-for-the-city/public-sites/balboareservoir/balboareservoir_CAC_120919_presentation.pdf
Slide from Dec 2019 presentation at BRCAC. View PDF here: https://default.sfplanning.org/plans-and-programs/planning-for-the-city/public-sites/balboareservoir/balboareservoir_CAC_120919_presentation.pdf

RV homeless parking now open at Balboa Upper Yard near BART

From SF Curbed. Original story: https://sf.curbed.com/2019/12/12/21012558/san-francisco-vehicle-triage-homeless-parking-geneva-balboa-park

San Francisco opens parking lot specifically for the homeless

Small city-owned lot near BART may presage larger facility for car and RV-dwellers

By Adam Brinklow Dec 12, 2019, 8:52am PST

On Wednesday, San Francisco opened its first “vehicle triage center,” a long-term parking lot geared for people living out of cars and recreational vehicles, which City Hall hopes will offer solutions for homeless residents who rely on vehicles as shelter but have trouble securing legal parking. Continue reading “RV homeless parking now open at Balboa Upper Yard near BART”

Dec 9: Balboa Reservoir community meeting this evening

The Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee meets this evening, Monday Dec 9th, at 6-7:30 PM, Room 140, Multi-Use Building, City College of San Francisco, 55 Frida Kahlo Way. All residents are welcome, and there is time for public comment.

The agenda is here. The Annual Report of the BRCAC will be discussed. The draft report is here. Another version with alternative changes is here. For more links and info, see BR tab at top.

Slide from Draft Presentation for Dec 9, 2019 BRCAC meeting.
Slide from Draft Presentation for Dec 9, 2019 BRCAC meeting.

 

Host Homes: New program from SF LGBT Center aimed at ending youth housing crisis

Do you have a spare room in your home? This new program means you could be part of ending the youth housing crisis.

Our friends at the SF LGBT Center are starting their first-ever housing program and it’s called Host Homes. Host Homes is a community-driven solution to ending youth housing crisis that facilitates mutually beneficial pairing between San Francisco based hosts and young adult guests who need a safe place to stay while finding stable housing. 

HOW IT WORKS: The SF LGBT Center is looking to recruit fantastic hosts who have a spare bedroom or private space that can be turned into a bedroom in their homes. Both host and guest will be carefully screened and a mutual pairing will be made that honors the lifestyles, values, and interests of the two in order to have a successful matching experience. The guest will stay in the host’s home for 3-12 months and will receive in-depth case management around searching for housing, education, and job opportunities while in the program that can lead to stable housing.

Are you interested in becoming part of the solution to help end youth housing crisis? Learn more or apply today:   Continue reading “Host Homes: New program from SF LGBT Center aimed at ending youth housing crisis”

Balboa Reservoir Community Meeting on Monday Sept 30

The Balboa reservoir Community Advisory Committee meets on Monday Sept 30th, 6-8 PM, at City College Multi-Use Building, Room 140, 50 Frida Kahlo Way, San Francisco. Public comment is welcome at these meetings.

The meeting focus is on Transportation. The annual report of the committee will be discussed. View the agenda here: https://sfplanning.org/sites/default/files/agendas/2019-09/balboareservoir_CAC_Agenda_09-30-19.pdf

Read more about the project at the SF Planning Dept: https://sfplanning.org/project/balboa-reservoir

Read more about the project on the SNA website: https://sunnysideassociation.wordpress.com/balboa-reservoir-project/ 

View the whole document from the June meeting here: http://default.sfplanning.org/plans-and-programs/planning-for-the-city/public-sites/balboareservoir/balboareservoir_CAC_CPC_Informational-061319.pdf
View the whole document from the June meeting here: http://default.sfplanning.org/plans-and-programs/planning-for-the-city/public-sites/balboareservoir/balboareservoir_CAC_CPC_Informational-061319.pdf

Have a spare room and want a good tenant? Free matching service

From the Office of San Francisco Assessor Carmen Chu. The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development helps fund this nonprofit service, called Home Match https://homematchsf.org:

Building community one home at a time

Home Match San Francisco helps homeowners with extra rooms connect with home seekers who need an affordable place to live, creating a win-win situation.

Homeowners benefits from extra income or help with chores such as grocery shopping, pet care, or transportation. Home seekers who live, work, or study in San Francisco benefit from affordable rent and an established community. Both benefit from companionship.

Home Match is based on a national model and connects people based on lifestyle, personal preferences, and interests to insure compatibility. Our staff screen applicants through interviews, background checks, and home visits, and help potential matches design a comprehensive Living Together Agreement. And we continue to work with you, even after the match is made, offering on-going support.

Homeowners need to be able to provide the following: Continue reading “Have a spare room and want a good tenant? Free matching service”

Photo by William Wendelman, Golden Gate Xpress

Golden Gate Xpress on Balboa Reservoir: ‘Impact of planned housing apprised’

San Francisco State University’s newspaper the Golden Gate Xpress published a piece on the proposed Balboa Reservoir housing project, ‘Impact of planned housing apprised’.

Read it here: https://goldengatexpress.org/2019/09/11/impact-of-planned-housing-apprised/

“Upon project completion, nearby public transit would face significant delays. Travel times could more than double for nearby Muni buses like the K/T, 29, 43 and 49 during peak hours, according to the DSEIR. Congestion along Lee Avenue could also create potentially hazardous conditions for bikers.

“Yet, despite its warnings, the DSEIR dismisses the most contested factor of the project: parking.”