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Affordable Housing and Smart Growth: Brownfields at Work in San Diego

A few months ago, the city of San Diego adopted several strategies to address the city’s lack of affordable housing. One highly controversial strategy is the “inclusionary housing ordinance” that requires developers of new projects to set aside 10 percent of all new units to low- and moderate-income units. An “in-lieu” fee will be enforced for developers unwilling to set aside 10 percent of their stock for lower-income residents. In addition, the city council approved the concept of fast-tracking plans for affordable housing and city in-fill projects. The council also cleared the way for the city of San Diego Housing Commission and various city redevelopment agencies to sell up to $55 million in bonds to fund condominiums and other units that will be sold at below-market values. Under an outdated 1950s law, no more than 5,500 affordable housing units could be built in San Diego with public funds as part…Log In to Read Full Article

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