Affordable Housing Task Force

Tuesday, April 22, 2003
CONTACT:  Penni Takade

Affordable Housing Task Force to Consider Recommendations
by Subcommittees at April 24 Meeting

SAN DIEGO, CA - The City of San Diego’s Affordable Housing Task Force will consider recommendations by two of its subcommittees at its April 24 meeting. 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 San Diego.

The Finance Subcommittee will be presenting recommendations to the task force regarding financing opportunities for affordable housing in the City. The Development, Regulations and Incentives Subcommittee will continue to discuss their recommendations regarding City regulations on building and incentives for builders of affordable housing in the City.

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 2004-09 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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