While the bill allows any California school district to build public housing units for teachers and school personnel, it is aimed especially at the housing situation for teachers in San Francisco. Supporters of the bill say that teachers’ salaries in the City by the Bay are too low to afford rent in the city plagued by decades of government-mandated rent control.
Over the next five years, school officials also want to subsidize rental property for 100 teachers. They hope to provide down-payment loans to 200 more.
Additionally, plans are in the works to pony up $250,000 for counseling services for teachers who cannot figure out how to rent or purchase apartments or houses by themselves.