Council President Georgette Gomez on new affordable housing policy
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego City Council recently approved a change to the city’s affordable housing policy that requires developers to pay a larger share of the costs to build homes for low-income people.
The update raises the fee developers pay to avoid including affordable housing in their projects. In projects where developers do include affordable units, they would have to reserve them for slightly lower-income households and charge cheaper rents.
This change to the “inclusionary housing” policy was proposed by Council President Georgette Gomez and was narrowly approved by the City Council on a 5-4 vote on first reading.