Council to Discuss Inclusionary Housing Mandates
By Matt Adams
Inclusionary housing takes center stage at city hall as the San Diego City Council once again looks into ways to grapple with the housing crisis. The Tuesday afternoon session will be filled with housing status reports and multiple policy initiatives including a plan to expand the city’s live/work areas as well as the expanded use of section 8 housing in all rental properties.
Council is also expected to open discussions on revisions to its inclusionary housing policy. Councilmembers Gomez and Ward seek additional government mandates on deed restricted affordable housing production. Organize labor will make a push for a 15% or more increase on all new development. BIA and others plan to push for tangible incentives and regulatory relief that result in increased housing production which is seen by leading economists as the only real way to solve the housing crisis.