Housing and Community Development
Promoting safe affordable housing opportunities and improved communities in the San Diego region.
2015-2016 DRAFT AGENCY PLAN IS READY FOR REVIEW
The Draft Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan for Fiscal Years 2015-2019, Annual Plan, Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy, and Section 8 Administrative Plan for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 has been released for public review and comment. Please see the attached English and Spanish notices with comment forms and a document outlining the significant changes which have been included in the draft. Written comments may be submitted during the 45-day comment period, which ends on February 22, 2015.
COMMUNITY FAIR HOUSING WORKSHOPS
The San Diego Regional Alliance for Fair Housing is hosting a series of Community Workshops. Attend a workshop to learn about fair housing laws and to share your experiences with housing discrimination. See the flyers below for the workshop nearest you.
FAIR HOUSING SURVEY
We want to hear about your experience with housing discrimination issues and concerns, and we encourage you to complete an anonymous survey that will help us and other agencies in the region develop policies and practices to combat housing discrimination. Federal and State Fair Housing laws prohibit discrimination in all aspects of housing, including home sales, rentals, housing policies and financing. Each resident is entitled to equal access to housing opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability/medical conditions, familial status, marital status, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, source of income, or any other arbitrary reason. Please use the links below to provide your helpful feedback.
SB 341 COMPLIANCE REPORT
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.
CUSTOMER SERVICE SURVEY
It is the goal of the County of San Diego Department of Housing and Community Development to provide excellent customer service, and we invite you to assist us by providing feedback through this brief online customer service survey. We value your time and your opinion!
HOUSING AUTHORITY EARNS HIGH PERFORMER STATUS
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.
NEW VIDEO – "Fair Housing and Disability: Reasonable Accommodations"
This six-minute video was designed to inform housing providers of their rights and responsibilities under state and federal fair housing laws. Disability is one of the most frequently cited basis of housing discrimination complaints. Problems can arise when rental property owners/resident managers do not understand their obligation to make changes in rules and policies in order to provide reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities.
To view this and other fair housing information, go to http://www.fairhousingoc.org.