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Affordable Housing Requirements and Expedite Program

The City of San Diego provides programs and incentives to increase the supply of affordable housing. Following are code sections, Council Policies, Information Bulletins, Applications, Links and other information regarding the City of San Diego's affordable housing requirements.

  1. The Affordable/In-Fill Housing and Sustainable Buildings Expedite Program, Information Bulletin 538 (PDF)
    This Information Bulletin provides basic information regarding the Affordable/In-Fill Housing and Sustainable Buildings Expedite Program.
  2. Affordable/In-Fill Housing and Sustainable Buildings Expedite Program, Council Policy 600-27 (PDF)
    Affordable/In-Fill Housing and Sustainable Buildings Expedite Program. This Policy describes expediting the development review process, defines those projects that qualify for expedited permit processing, and prioritizes projects in the event the expedite program's carrying capacity is exceeded.
  3. Affordable Housing Requirements Checklist (DS-530) (PDF - Form Filler)
    This form is required to be completed and submitted for all new residential development of 2 or more units, for the purposes of implementing the City's Inclusionary Affordable Housing Requirements.
  4. Affordable/In-Fill Housing and Sustainable Buildings Expedite Program (DS-531) (PDF - Form Filler)
    This form is required to be completed and submitted by those applicants electing to enter into the Affordable/In-Fill Housing and Sustainable Buildings Expedite Program.
  5. The Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (PDF)
    Land Development Code Section 142.1300 describing the City of San Diego's affordable housing requirements.
  6. The Inclusionary Housing Ordinance, Information Bulletin 532 (PDF)
    This Information Bulletin provides basic information regarding The Inclusionary Housing Ordinance.
  7. The Inclusionary Affordable Housing Implementation and Monitoring Procedures Manual (PDF)
    The purpose of this Procedures Manual is to provide additional detail in the implementation and administration of the Inclusionary Housing Program.
  8. The Sustainable Buildings Expedite Program, Council Policy 900-14 (PDF)
    This Council Policy is entitled The Sustainable Buildings Expedite Program, and describes expedited permit processing for sustainable buildings. Sustainable buildings utilize alternative energy resources and technologies such as photo voltaic to generate up to 100% of the electricity needed by the building and its occupants.
  9. Affordable Housing Task Force Report
    This is the final report from the Affordable Housing Task Force. The Affordable Housing Task Force was established by the City Council, and was formed in order to address local affordable housing needs for the City of San Diego. The purpose of the Task Force was to identify areas of change that would result in an increase in the City's affordable housing stock.
  10. Deviations for Affordable/In-Fill Housing Projects (PDF)
    Land Development Code Section 143.0910 allows affordable/in-fill housing projects to deviate from the development regulations of the Land Development Code through a Process Four Site Development Permit.

Other Useful Links

City of San Diego Redevelopment Agency
San Diego Housing Commission
City of San Diego Task Force on Affordable Housing
City of San Diego Sustainable Community Program