New initiatives are being developed by the city's Planning Department to tackle San Diego's decades-old housing crisis.
On Monday, Mayor Todd Gloria announced a bold housing package of initiatives, aiming at producing more homes across the city that residents of all income levels will be able to afford, NBCSanDiego reported.
The ‘Homes For All of Us' housing package is part of his commitment to address the housing crisis and create housing opportunities for all San Diegans, regardless of their age, neighborhood, and income level. Mayor Gloria released the following statement:
“A roof over your head at a price you can afford is the goal of this housing package. Whether you’re a senior who has lived in San Diego for decades or you’re a student getting an education from one of our world-class universities, I want to make sure that there is a future for you here. To do so, we need to build a lot more homes that are affordable at varying income levels. This series of initiatives will help do that.”
The core values of this program are sustainability, creativity, and accessibility. As Mike Hansen, City of San Diego Planning Director, stated:
“The initiatives we’re unveiling today will help us build more affordable homes faster, and create neighborhoods where San Diegans have choices to get around the City in more sustainable ways. Our City staff are focused on finding creative options that will increase access to housing that families, students, seniors, and current and future San Diegans can afford.”
It is roughly estimated that the City needs to nearly triple annual housing production to meet the needs of its residents during the next decade.
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