而大家不要忘記 —— 新型冠狀病毒亦打斷了我們為市內住房危機制定的對策和計劃。與我們日常面對的許多問題一樣，住房危機亦因新冠疫情而加劇。現在，隨著經濟正在復甦，同時亦是解決這個問題的重要好時機。
我們還必須採取更多措施讓現有居民安區在家，並為三藩市的下一代創造能負擔起的住房機會。正因如此，我們正努力在Irving 街 2550 號建造可負擔房屋。這是一項百分百可負擔房開發項目，位於高資源並需要房屋的社區內，不僅為該社區的居民提供服務，還為所有三藩市內居民提供服務。近 100 個單位內，許多將預保留給居住在第 4 區或三藩市內需要住房的家庭。給矛他們更多機會。
Let’s build more affordable housing
——By Mayor London Breed
My fellow San Franciscans,
Our City is on the road to recovery. Our vaccination rates are among the highest in our nation, and our businesses are reopening once again.
Throughout the course of the pandemic my office has continued to prioritize the needs of our most vulnerable residents and provide critical resources to our communities to minimize the impacts the pandemic has brought on them.
Let’s not forget—we also had our plan to tackle the housing crisis interrupted by COVID-19. Like many of the issues we face every day, the housing crisis has only been exacerbated by the pandemic. Now, as our economy is recovering, the opportunity is in front of us to address a major challenge for the City.
We have to build housing that is affordable at all income levels, and we must continue to find a way to build and fund affordable housing units to keep workers, families and our communities in San Francisco. We must do it in an equitable way, making sure that these units are serving residents in across our city.
There is historic underinvestment in affordable housing in some of our Westside neighborhoods like the Sunset District, and we must look for ways to increase the affordable housing unit stock in the neighborhood.
In order to produce high-quality affordable homes for families, we must produce the maximum number of units needed to help tackle the housing crisis. This won’t be easy and it will require support from Westside residents and neighborhood organizations. My administration is committed to working with these communities to get housing built in the Sunset and across the City.
We also must to do more to keep current residents in their homes and create affordable housing opportunities for future generations of San Franciscans. This is precisely why we are working to build affordable housing at 2550 Irving Street, an 100% affordable housing development in a high-resource neighborhood in need of housing units that serves not only residents from the neighborhood, but also all San Franciscans. Many of the nearly 100 apartments will be reserved for families who live in District 4 or need housing in San Francisco. This will also be expanding access and opportunities for families in the Sunset and the City.
As someone who was born and raised in San Francisco, I saw firsthand how communities were left behind during the prosperous times and the down turns of our city’s economy. During our last economic recovery from the financial crisis, we did not build enough housing to catch up on the housing needs as more workers moved to San Francisco. We cannot afford to make that same mistake again.
We need to build more housing at all income levels especially affordable housing and we need to build them now. Addressing the housing crisis is critical so that these families and workers can continue to work and play in the City where they live.
Stay safe and healthy.
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Sincerely,London N. Breed