SDCTA Releases Policy Proposal for Inclusionary Housing in the City of San Diego
The San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA) recognizes that affordable housing, but more importantly, housing for the middle-class, is a priority for the community. Considering the complexity and the stakes, SDCTA staff have closely followed the efforts of Council President Georgette Gomez’s office to amend inclusionary housing regulations in the City of San Diego.
When updating inclusionary housing regulations, SDCTA recommends an approach that will: (1) help de-concentrate poverty; (2) apply inclusionary housing requirements based on geographic sub-markets in a fashion that will encourage the development of low and middle-income market rate housing; and (3) prevent the addition of requirements that may inhibit new development.
SDCTA also encourages the leadership of the City of San Diego to consider a comprehensive set of housing policies that provide a net benefit to all taxpayers and that properly address the needs of the community. Inclusionary housing policy is only one among several tools that cities consider in addressing the need for affordable housing.