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San Francisco district adopts teacher housing plan

January 15, 2020

The resolution notes that high housing costs have led to some SFUSD employees becoming “super commuters” — driving as much as two to five hours to get to work. Working side jobs, living in cars and sleeping on friends’ couches are other examples of how the short supply of affordable housing has affected educators in the Bay Area.

The district notes between 2011 and 2017, rent increased by 50% and home prices increased by 72%, contributing to the shortage of housing options available for those earning less than 120% of San Francisco’s area median income of $118,000 for a family of four.

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