CEQA Working Group Coalition Notice

  • by BPC Staff
  • on April 3, 2013

Another Example of CEQA Misuse: 

Edward II Inn Affordable Housing, San Francisco 

From the CEQA Working Group Coalition:

Today we’ve released the tenth case study in our weekly series profiling examples of misuses of CEQA: Edward II Inn affordable housing in San Francisco. A nonprofit looked to renovate an existing building to provide up to 24 units of supportive housing for youth aged 18-24 at risk of homeless, including youth aging out of foster care. After this project underwent an extensive CEQA environmental review, a NIMBY group used the CEQA process to indefinitely stall the project. Their repeated administrative appeals caused the project to miss two funding deadlines and it is now indefinitely on hold while waiting to receive a Low Income Housing Tax Credit. These delays are compounding San Francisco’s significant shortfall of safe housing options for homeless or at risk teens and youth. 


Read full case study here