1 nov 2023
An introduction to DAHLIA: a centralized, open-source housing application and listings platform that helps people learn about, apply for, and gain access to affordable housing.
The City and County of San Francisco, led by Mayor London Breed, works to provide all who call San Francisco home with a safe, vibrant, inclusive city. The ever-growing population of nearly 900,000 residents, however, have long felt the effects of the Bay Area’s affordable housing crisis. The Housing Division of the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) believes in a San Francisco where people can find affordable housing with ease and transparency.
Finding affordable housing with ease and transparency was not possible two years ago. Applicants faced many hurdles, including lack of information and clarity about housing options, and eligibility criteria, a tedious, paper-based application process, and an obscure selection process.