The San Francisco Redevelopment Agency (SFRA) was created in 1948 by California state law. Initially the agency was not a separate department, but rather the functions were carried out by various city departments. In the 1950s, the organization formed its own city department.

Starting in 1989, the agency started to use tax increment financing as a major source of their funding; which prompted the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors initiated a policy requiring that half of the agency's tax increment financing be used towards affordable housing in San Francisco.

List of projects and developments

San Francisco Redevelopment Agency. San Francisco Redevelopment Program: 1987 Fact Book. San Francisco: The Agency, 1987.


  • Joseph Lawrence Alioto (Chairman, 1955 to ?)
  • M. Justin Herman (Executive Director, April 1959 to August 1971)
  • Robert Rumsey (Executive Director, 1971 to 1974)
  • Wilbur Wyatt Hamilton (Executive Director, 1977 to 1987)
  • Fred Blackwell (Executive Director, 2007 to 2011)


SFRA Projects and timelines, listed in 2011

The agency officially ended on February 1, 2012. Its "successor agency" finished redistributing or ending their ongoing projects on April 25, 2014.

Successors included:


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