Housing Costs in the San Diego Region

Topics: San Diego, Affordable housing, San Diego County, California Pages: 46 (11458 words) Published: December 14, 2010
2010 Affordable Housing Resources
City of San Diego edition Rental Assistance Rehabilitation of Homes Homebuyer Incentives Developer Incentives Affordable Housing Rental List Single Room Occupancy Hotels Homeless Shelters …and more


Page Introduction Eligibility Requirements for Housing Assistance Programs City of San Diego Housing Programs Section 8 Rental Assistance SDHC Rental Communities Shared Housing Single Room Occupancy Hotels Home Security Screen Door & Lighting Minor Home Repairs Owner-Occupied Residential Rehabilitation Targeted Owner-Occupant Rehabilitation Rental Residential Property Rehabilitation Home Purchasing Assistance Rental Housing Development 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 7 7 9

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Housing Services Quick Contacts List Citywide Affordable Rental Housing Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Hotels Citywide Homeless Shelters Fair Housing Support Service Agency Contacts How to get on the Wait List

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Housing costs in the San Diego region have escalated dramatically over the past few years. Home prices and rents are sky-high, while vacancy rates are at an all-time low. San Diego‘s lower-income families and individuals are struggling more than ever to find safe and decent affordable housing. The Federal government, through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), funds programs that are operated by cities and counties. Two of the programs that help low income families afford housing - rental assistance (section 8) and publicly owned housing - help thousands of San Diego region families. Unfortunately, the waiting list is long (about 49,000 families with the City of San Diego's Housing Commission), and the length of wait averages eight to nine years. If you believe you qualify for either of these programs (see inside for qualifications), you should get on the waiting list right away. In the meantime, while you are waiting, there are apartment complexes that offer rents below market rates. That list is included here (See "Citywide Affordable Housing"). While most of these complexes' affordable units also have a waiting list, they tend to be shorter than the waiting list for rental assistance and public housing. You will also find in this directory information about housing rehabilitation, shared housing facilities, home purchasing assistance, and emergency shelters. In this one directory, you will find information and phone numbers to call regarding resources in the City of San Diego, the County of San Diego, and 18 cities.

Geography Eligibility for housing programs depends upon your income, where you live, and any adjustments in income limits as required by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). If you live in the City of San Diego, you may be eligible to participate in the San Diego Housing Commission's programs. Refer to the City of San Diego Housing Programs beginning on page 4. If you live in the unincorporated areas of the County, or in the cities of Coronado, Del Mar, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, Poway, San Marcos, or Solana Beach, you may be eligible to participate in the County's housing programs. Refer to the Housing Services Quick Contacts List on page 10. If you live in the County of San Diego, but not in the City of San Diego or in the cities listed above, you may qualify for help through the County‘s Department of Housing and Community Development (page 9). Income The programs here help families with a broad range of income levels. Most require you to earn no more than 80% of the area median income (as adjusted by HUD), though most are available only to lower incomes. Apartment Complexes The apartment complexes included in this guide also range in terms of eligible incomes. Please contact the apartment complexes directly...
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