Housing Blueprint

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The County is creating a roadmap to help guide our ongoing response to the housing affordability crisis. The resulting Housing Blueprint (Blueprint) will lay out the goals, objectives, and strategies the County will follow to maximize our resources, balance priorities, and ensure the steps we take to meet San Diego’s housing needs align with our core values of integrity, belonging, excellence, access, sustainability, and equity.

Community input has been vital to the County’s efforts to address the crisis to date, and we want that to continue. Your feedback will inform the final recommendations for the Blueprint’s goals and objectives and

The County is creating a roadmap to help guide our ongoing response to the housing affordability crisis. The resulting Housing Blueprint (Blueprint) will lay out the goals, objectives, and strategies the County will follow to maximize our resources, balance priorities, and ensure the steps we take to meet San Diego’s housing needs align with our core values of integrity, belonging, excellence, access, sustainability, and equity.

Community input has been vital to the County’s efforts to address the crisis to date, and we want that to continue. Your feedback will inform the final recommendations for the Blueprint’s goals and objectives and be presented to the Board of Supervisors (Board).

Background

San Diego desperately needs affordable housing. Home building in the region has not kept pace with population growth and demand at nearly all income levels. This situation puts particular strain on households with extremely low to moderate income levels. The high cost of housing contributes to homelessness and can perpetuate cycles of poverty.

To address this, the County has worked to curb the housing affordability crisis. Since 2019, the Board has established multiple initiatives (2019 - 22 Summary of Board Directives) to help stimulate affordable housing production and improve access to homes for the most vulnerable, including new land use policies for the county’s unincorporated area and new housing development and resource programs throughout the region.

Community input has been integral to ensuring the development of those initiatives, many of which have been completed.

As we continue this work, we need a guiding tool to help maximize our resources and prioritize our efforts. As a first step, the Board approved a draft Blueprint in December 2022 with an initial set of goals and objectives (see documents to the right). It reflects prior community input, specific regional priorities, direction from the Board, as well as state mandates. As we refine the Blueprint, your feedback is important to ensure that any new factors in the changing housing landscape are considered.

In developing the Blueprint, many factors will be considered including:

  • State mandates
  • Regional policy priorities
  • County values
  • Board directives and priorities
  • Available resources (funding, expertise)
  • Community input

How can you participate in the Blueprint development process?

  • Stay informed by reviewing the information on this site
  • Share the information with others
  • Participate in the engagement tools on this site
  • Contribute to conversations at meetings and other engagement opportunities
  • Speak up! Don’t hesitate to ask questions
Page last updated: 13 May 2024, 07:21 AM