Last Updated: 01/14/2019

San Francisco Housing Needs and Trends Report

Publication Date: July 2018

The Housing Needs and Trends Report is an effort by the Planning Department to understand San Francisco’s housing stock and how it serves the city’s residents as well as broad trends impacting housing across the city and region. The report is divided into three sections. The first section explores the existing housing stock itself; including tenure, age, size, affordability, and production trends. The second section analyzes how the city’s housing stock serves households of different incomes, and how employment and demographic changes have impacted the composition of San Francisco’s residents and demand for housing in recent decades. The final section engages with changes to the city’s diverse population in relation to housing, in terms of race/ethnic identity, household types, and senior and disability status, adult students, and individuals experiencing homelessness.