Community Benefit Districts

A Community Benefit District (CBD) is formed by residents of a particular neighborhood in order to improve the overall quality of life of that community. Once an area has voted to establish a CBD, local property owners are levied a special assessment to fund improvements to their neighborhood. The funds are administered by a nonprofit organization established by the neighborhood. 

Learn more about how your neighborhood can form a CBD from the SF Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD). OEWD also has profiles of each of San Francisco’s current CBD’s.


Invest in Neighborhoods

Invest in Neighborhoods (IIN) is an initiative of the San Francisco mayor’s office that aims to strengthen and revitalize neighborhood commercial districts around the City. 

IIN marshals and deploys resources from multiple departments and nonprofit partners. These include existing services, such as the Small Business Revolving Loan Fund, SF Shines, and streetscape improvements, as well as brand new services such as a citywide vacancy tracking system, the Jobs Squad, and a neighborhood improvement grant program.

Invest in Neighborhoods focuses on 25 neighborhood commercial districts that were selected based on input from community members, City staff, members of the Board of Supervisors, and the Mayor. Additional commercial districts may be added to the program over time. 

Last modified date: Wed, 12/24/2014 - 14:40