Jane Kim Fights for Affordable Housing in California

Our region is facing an affordability crisis. Housing costs are through the roof, pushing more and more families farther from the neighborhoods they love. And this problem is made even worse by transit systems that simply don’t work for many.

If Bay Area residents can’t easily get to work, if teachers, nurses and firefighters can’t live in the communities they serve, if rapid growth without smart planning leaves us with just condominium towers and freeways – what kind of future does that mean for our kids?

Jane Kim is running for State Senate because we need to lift up our communities and have cities that work for all of us. I will keep fighting hard for more affordable housing, for developers to pay more to fund public transit, for strong protections for tenants.

She joined former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Lateefah Simon, California State University Trustee and candidate for District 7 BART Board Director, and David Talbot, best selling author and founder/former editor-in-chief of Salon, to hear how we can improve housing, transportation and urban planning to make our cities work for every family.

But we have to keep fighting and we want to continue to hear your ideas on how we can improve our city and our state.

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SF Examiner: Integrated housing and transit policies are key for San Francisco’s future

By Jane Kim

We’re on the edge of a tipping point in the Bay Area — and in San Francisco especially. People move to great cities because of the opportunities, active networks, arts and vibrant culture cities offer. But as our cities have become more and more crowded, prices have jumped astronomically and everyone is feeling the pinch.

Our cities aren’t building enough affordable and middle-income housing. Longtime small businesses and arts venues are being forced to move out of the neighborhoods they have served as anchors in for decades due to rising rents. Transit options are limited, and many residents commute for hours because they can’t afford to live in the communities where they work. In fact, one million of the Bay Area’s 3.5 million workers commute over at least one county boundary every day on their way to work.

All of these problems are interconnected, and it’s impacting our region and city.

This is urgent, but we still have time to enact smart policies that can help us address these challenges.

I’m hosting a series of forums bringing together thought leaders on important policy topics. Our goal is to work toward real, concrete solutions.

Read the entire article here.

Bernie Sanders Gives Shout Out to Jane Kim During Our Revolution Launch

Bernie Sanders Jane Kim Our Revolution

Last night, Bernie Sanders mentioned my name as one of the top five candidates that he has chosen to endorse at his Our Revolution event last night.

Bernie Sanders has been a staunch advocate for free community colleges as a means to lift people into the middle class and give everyone the opportunity to earn a living wage.

I am proud to have been working to make that a reality here in San Francisco – the first major city poised to make community college free for all – during my time on the Board of Supervisors in San Francisco.

Make sure to go to 51 minute and 15 seconds mark to watch him talk about all the great work we’re doing.

Jane Kim Stands for Solutions for Affordable Housing

Our region is facing an affordability crisis. Housing costs are through the roof, pushing more and more families farther from the neighborhoods they love. And this problem is made even worse by transit systems that simply don’t work for many.

If Bay Area residents can’t easily get to work, if teachers, nurses and firefighters can’t live in the communities they serve, if rapid growth without smart planning leaves us with just condominium towers and freeways – what kind of future does that mean for our kids?

I am running for State Senate because we need to lift up our communities and have cities that work for all of us. I will keep fighting hard for more affordable housing, for developers to pay more to fund public transit, for strong protections for tenants.

Join my campaign and help me fight to protect our city.

Join the Campaign Today!