Housing Affordability

Project Contact: PDS.AdvancePlanning@sdcounty.ca.gov | (858) 694-2960

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California and San Diego region are experiencing a housing crisis. While many factors have contributed to the housing crisis, the root cause is the fact that housing development has not kept pace with population growth, resulting in housing costs that have increased at a much faster rate than income levels.

In response to this need, in April 2018, the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors directed Planning & Development Services (PDS) staff to investigate options that would further promote and expedite the building of homes in the unincorporated County and identify ways to close the housing gap through incentive programs and or reductions in regulations.

The County is developing a Housing Affordability Strategy that identifies short and long-term solutions for increasing housing supply, addresses regulatory and process barriers, and expands housing opportunities throughout the County.  


Project Timeline

March 2018 Board Direction
April 2018                                       Board Direction
May - July 2018 Research & Analysis
August 2018 Planning Commission Workshop (Video) 3:01-3:47
August - September 2018 Regional Workshops
Fall 2018 Board Update
2019 & Beyond Implementation of Supporting Efforts
Additional Analysis and Data Collection/Tracking
Updates to PC and Board

Housing Affordability Workshops

The County would like to receive your input on housing affordability before we return to the Board of Supervisors in October 2018.


  1. Overview Presentation – Housing Affordability
  2. Open House – Interactive Stations
  3. Discussion – Questions & Answers


Housing Affordability Regional Workshop Central - August 28th 10:00-12:00 PM
5520 Overland, San Diego, CA 92123 (Video)

Housing Affordability Regional Workshop North - September 5th 6:00-8:00 PM
29200 Cole Grade Rd. Valley Center, CA 92082 (Map)

Housing Affordability Regional Workshop East - September 6th 6:00-8:00 PM
9841 Vine St., Lakeside, CA 92040 (Map)

Housing Affordability Regional Workshop South - September 13th 6:00-8:00 PM
11555 Via Rancho San Diego, El Cajon, CA 92019 (Map)