Housing and Community Development

Promoting safe affordable housing opportunities and improved communities in the San Diego region.

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On April 1, 2015, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) kicked off Fair Housing Month 2015 with the launch of a new national media campaign that will help the public recognize various forms of housing discrimination and what they should do if they believe their housing rights have been violated.

“Every American deserves a fair chance to secure safe and stable housing,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro. “At the core of everything we do to improve housing opportunities is a firm belief that no family should ever be denied the opportunity to own or rent a home because of what they look like, where they come from, how they get around, how they speak, who they love and other circumstances of life. HUD’s fair housing efforts level the playing field so that folks have a solid foundation upon which they can achieve their dreams and build for the future.”


HCD is announcing the funding availability of approximately $2.3 million through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program for special needs affordable multi-family rental housing developments.  NOFA applications will be accepted on a continuous basis, until further notice.


The Housing Authority of the County of San Diego (HACSD) takes rental assistance program integrity seriously.  Please view the HACSD's Program Review Unit video for details.  


In compliance with SB 341, a status update has been prepared regarding two housing successor agency assets of the former County of San Diego Redevelopment Agency, which was dissolved on February 1, 2012.  Our Fiscal Year 2013-2014 SB 341 Compliance Report is now available.  The report is referenced in the County of San Diego, California, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.  


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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designated the County’s Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) as a “High Performer” for the last 12-month rating period. Serving as the County's Housing Authority, HCD was recognized for its efficient management of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

High Performer is HUD's highest possible designation, which HCD has earned for 13 consecutive years. The ratings are based on 14 key performance indicators, such as the voucher utilization rate and quality control results. This rating demonstrates that HCD is administering the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program at a consistently high level in accordance with HUD’s standards.  The designation also provides HCD with the potential for additional funding opportunities.