The article concentrates on new construction but hits on older, rent controlled (RC) housing units also. These are referred to as "below market rate."
Inclusionary zoning regulations on new construction make "below market" units available at the expense of the market rate renters who must pay more to make up for the subsidies.
RC units are those where rents are already "below market" rate. In these cases, landlords are responsible for rent subsidies for all their units.
One bad law begets another bad law to fix the holes in the first so that housing shortages in SF are, and will stay, a fact of life until all retrograde housing regulations are abolished and a true (fair) market rate exists. At this point, the state, county or city can offer housing vouchers to people in need, subsidized by all taxpayers.
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