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Housing Program Implementation Housing Program Implementation

Libby Seifel’s presentation on "Housing Program Implementation under AB 637" at CRA’s October 2002 Housing Conference includes suggestions on how to develop action plans to meet a community’s housing needs and redevelopment agency’s obligations.

How Community Redevelopment Helps Build Affordable Housing How Community Redevelopment Helps Build Affordable Housing

Presented by Libby Seifel, November 30, 2009.  Discusses Redevelopment as "Key tool in affordable housing" and several case studies.

Inclusionary Housing Financial Analysis Inclusionary Housing Financial Analysis

Inclusionary Housing Financial Analysis Report prepared by Seifel Consulting for San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing, December 2012.


San Francisco’s Inclusionary Housing Program represents a significant resource for the production of affordable housing in the City of San Francisco. The Program allows developers several options to provide affordable housing as part of any new residential development in the City. In 2006, the Program was modified, and the Program ordinance required a financial program evaluation to occur five years after program implementation.


The San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH) administers the Program and retained Seifel Consulting Inc. (Seifel) to evaluate the financial viability of the Program in 2012, given changes in residential development conditions that have occurred since 2006. The information and findings in this report have been developed based on extensive input from a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), as well as information and insights gathered from City staff and local developers, contractors, and other knowledgeable real estate professionals.

 


The report begins with a summary of the existing Program and an overview of the changes in thedevelopment climate that have occurred since 2006. The report next describes the four development prototypes that were chosen and the results of the financial analysis for each of the prototypes under the alternative methods of Program compliance. The report concludes with an overview of how the Program affects development within different geographic areas and presents more generalized conclusions.

Presentation - Best Practices in Affordable Ownership Housing Presentation - Best Practices in Affordable Ownership Housing

The Best Elements of Programs that Work and How to Avoid What Doesn't.  Panelists include Barbara Kautz and Lynn Hutchins (both of Goldfarb & Lipman LLC), Libby Seifel (of Seifel Consulting Inc.), and Sandy Council of the City of San Mateo.  Presented at Housing California Conference, April 2008.

Presentation - How to Make the Most of $12 Billion in New Market Tax Credits Presentation - How to Make the Most of $12 Billion in New Market Tax Credits

Panelists: Libby Seifel of Seifel Consulting Inc.; Roger Asterino of the City of Berkeley; Jeff Wells of Opportunity Fund; Tom Webber of Goldfarb & Lipman LLC; Charles Loveman of Heritage Housing Partners.  
Housing California Annual Conference, April 2008.

Presentation - Innovative Crime Prevention, a Basic Building Block for Sustainable Communities Presentation - Innovative Crime Prevention, a Basic Building Block for Sustainable Communities

Presented at League of California Cities Annual Conference, September 2009.  Panelists include Claudio Albano (City of Oakland), Salvador Alvarez (City of San Jose), and Jeffrey Eley (City of San Fernando).  Includes case study presentations.

Sustainable Communities Sustainable Communities

September 2009 presentation on sustainable communities by Pedro Peterson (Seifel Consulting), Eileen Fogarty (City of Santa Monica), Billi Romain (City of Berkeley), Sarah Dennis Phillips (San Francisco Planning Department), and Amit Ghosh (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency).