Last Updated: 09/07/2023

Dwelling Unit Removal - Merger, Conversion or Demolition Supplemental

Effective January 1, 2020, and further amended in 2021, “The Housing Crisis Act of 2019,” (HCA) establishes through Government Code Section 66300 (d)1 a statewide “housing emergency” until January 1, 2030. During the housing emergency:

  • The Housing Crisis Act suspends certain restrictions on the development of new housing, prohibits the loss of housing, and expedites the permitting of housing;

  • Cities and localities in urban areas, such as San Francisco, are generally prohibited from rezoning or imposing new development standards that would reduce the capacity for housing or adopting new design standards that are not objective;

  • The loss of existing housing units (through merger, conversion, or demolition) is only permitted if the same number of units are created as part of the same development project.

A Project Application must be completed and/or attached prior to submitting this Supplemental Application. See the Project Application for instructions.

Pursuant to Planning Code Section 317, the Planning Commission shall hear and make determinations regarding the loss of dwelling units including the loss of unauthorized dwelling units, with some codified exceptions.

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