Blog Letter of Support for 248 Valley Street

SF YIMBY's letter of support for 248 Valley Street, which will build a duplex in the place of a single-family home in Noe Valley

Nov. 15, 2023

Planning Commission
City and County of San Francisco
49 South Van Ness Avenue, Suite 1400,
San Francisco, CA 94103


RE: Support for 248 Valley Street

Dear Planning Commission:

SF YIMBY is pleased to support the proposed project at 248 Valley Street. This project would replace one home with two homes in a highly desirable location in Noe Valley. Every new home helps address our citywide housing shortage and in particular, our need for more homes in communities like Noe Valley, which is adjacent to numerous local businesses, jobs, and transportation and has not added much new housing compared to other neighborhoods. This project is also consistent with adding more family-sized units throughout the city There are over 14,000 SF YIMBY supporters in San Francisco.

SF YIMBY is a party of YIMBY Action, a network of pro-housing activists fighting for more inclusive housing policies. Our vision is an integrated society where every person has access to a safe, affordable home near jobs, services, and opportunity.

San Francisco’s severe housing shortage is causing skyrocketing homelessness and poverty, crippling our economy, and leading to debilitating commutes that exacerbate our global climate crisis. These impacts fall disproportionately on our city’s low-income workers and families, and disproportionately deny communities of color access to opportunity. If we strive to be a society that advances racial and class justice, we must do more to ensure abundant housing in our region. This project will help address the housing shortage and ensure a welcoming San Francisco where everyone can thrive.

Best regards,

Jane Natoli,

San Francisco Organizing Director