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Affordable Housing Task Force

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 29, 2003
CONTACT:  Penni Takade
619-236-6371

Accessibility Issues, Affordable Housing Financing
Among Topics Scheduled for Feb. 6 Task Force Meeting

SAN DIEGO, CA - City officials will discuss financing, accessibility information and other issues during the Feb. 6 meeting of the City of San Diego's Affordable Housing Task Force. The task force meeting will be held at noon in the Fourth Floor Training Room of the City's Development Services Center, 1222 First Ave., in downtown.

Highlights at the meeting will include:

  • An update about affordable housing financing by Hank Cunningham, director of the City's Community and Economic Development Department.
  • Information about accessibility issues, online processing information, and the international residential code by Isam Hasenin, the City's chief building official.
  • Details about the Infill/Affordable Housing Expedite Program by Mike Westlake of the City's Development Services Department.
  • A presentation from the San Diego Association of Governments.

The public will also have an opportunity to speak to the task force about affordable housing issues.

Issues discussed at the meetings will be used by the task force to make recommendations on affordable housing to the City. City staff will begin work this year on the City's 2004-2009 Housing Element, which will include recommendations by the task force as appropriate.

The Affordable Housing Task Force is comprised of 20 members who represent community organizations and planning boards, housing and environmental advocates, charitable organizations, academics, affordable housing developers, realtors, apartment owners, business and labor. The task force will assist in identifying areas of change that will result in an increase to the City's affordable housing stock. Recommendations could include such areas as financial strategies, housing production goals and current regulatory impediments.

For more information about the task force, visit the City's web site at www.sandiego.gov, and click on the link under "News and Special Announcements." The web page includes meeting agendas and minutes, a list of task force members, and other information.

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