The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund (HAF) is proud to be a public-private partnership, and grateful to the exceptional organizations and leaders we rely on in our shared work. Through our financing solutions and collaborative planning, we find ways to leverage the complementary strengths of each sector to create more affordable housing.
Public + Government
HAF was incubated in and launched from San Francisco City Hall during the administration of Mayor Ed Lee. Although we are an independent 501c3, we continue to work closely with the City of San Francisco and city departments including the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) and the Department of Homelessness & Supportive Housing (HSH), making sure our financing tools and projects support the City’s goals and amplify public funding for housing.
Private + Philanthropic
Our private and philanthropic investors help HAF support San Francisco’s most vulnerable populations through the creation and preservation of affordable housing. This diverse set of organizations and individuals provide invaluable financial and advisory support that we leverage in creative ways to meet this City’s greatest housing challenges.
HAF is part of a network of organizations working to confront our housing crisis. These organizations include:
- Local community development organizations
- Nonprofits that serve their communities through a variety of economic and financial services, including affordable housing development
- Property management
We support these organizations with loans and other financial products, as well as technical assistance.
The Housing Accelerator Fund believes strongly in capacity building, knowledge sharing, and collaboration. Working with these community organizations, as well as affordable housing advocacy organizations, we research strategies, monitor our impact and opportunities to do more, and coordinate recommendations and requests to policymakers and others in a position to enhance our work. Along with the Council of Community Housing Organizations (CCHO), we are proud to co-convene San Francisco’s Housing Preservation Lab, a group of nonprofit affordable housing developers and affiliated organizations that meet regularly to share best practices and coordinate our efforts to prevent displacement in our City.