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IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Diego (Agency) is dissolved as of February 1, 2012, per Assembly Bill 1X 26 (AB 26). The City of San Diego, serving as the successor agency per Resolution No. R-307238 (PDF) (January 12, 2012), has assumed the former Agency's assets, rights, and obligations under the California Community Redevelopment Law, subject to some limitations, and is winding down the former Agency's affairs and taking other actions in accordance with the dissolution provisions in Part 1.85 of AB 26. For questions regarding either the enforceable/recognized obligations of the former Agency or the Oversight Board, contact the Office of the Mayor at (619) 236-6330 or This website remains intact for historical reference purposes.


California Redevelopment Association – The CRA is an organization of California redevelopment agencies and private firms involved in redevelopment. Other useful links are available on CRA's website.

Centre City Development Corporation – CCDC is a City-owned, non-profit corporation involved in redevelopment activities in San Diego. CCDC coordinates redevelopment projects and programs in Downtown San Diego.

Southeastern Economic Development Corporation – SEDC is a City-owned, non-profit corporation involved in redevelopment activities in San Diego. SEDC coordinates redevelopment projects and programs in the 7.2 acres that make up Southeastern San Diego.

California Community Redevelopment Law – The CRL governs the redevelopment process in the State of California.

Unified Port of San Diego – The Port is responsible for public improvements, planning, and redevelopment within the waterfront properties of its five member cities: Imperial Beach, National City, Chula Vista, San Diego, and Coronado.

Urban Land Institute – As a multidisciplinary real estate forum, ULI facilitates the open exchange of ideas, information, and experience among local, national, and international industry leaders and policymakers dedicated to responsible use of land and creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

League of California Cities – The League of California Cities is an association of California city officials who work together to enhance their knowledge and skills, exchange information, and combine resources so that they may influence policy decisions that affect cities.

Photo of Completed Projects in Barrio Logan

Affordable Housing

San Diego Housing Commission – California Redevelopment Law requires 20 percent of tax increment revenue to be set aside to provide housing for low- and moderate-income households. The Redevelopment Agency often coordinates with the San Diego Housing Commission on affordable housing projects. For details on specific housing programs by redevelopment Project Area, contact the appropriate entity (i.e., City Redevelopment Department, CCDC, or SEDC) of the Redevelopment Agency.

National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials – NAHRO is a professional membership organization comprised of over 23,200 housing and community development agencies and officials throughout the United States who administer a variety of affordable housing and community development programs at the local level. The Redevelopment Agency participates actively in the NAHRO Southern California Chapter.

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development – HUD's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development, and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination.

California Department of Housing and Community Development – California HCD's mission is to provide leadership, policies, and programs to preserve and expand safe and affordable housing opportunities and promote strong communities for all Californians.

California Housing Finance Agency – CalHFA supports the needs of renters and first-time homebuyers by providing financing and programs that create safe, decent, and affordable housing opportunities for individuals within specified income ranges.

San Diego County Department of Housing and Community Development – San Diego County's HCD helps needy families find safe, decent, and affordable housing and partners with property owners to increase the supply and availability of affordable housing.

San Diego Housing Federation – The SDHF is a coalition of affordable housing developers, advocates, and other organizations, working together to promote the creation of quality affordable housing focused on lower income families and people in need.

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Economic/Business Development

Economic Development Division – The Economic Development Division of the City of San Diego creates economic development opportunities through various business assistance programs, including loans.

Business Improvement Districts – The City of San Diego's BID program, the largest in the state of California and one of the most active in the nation, is administered by the City's Office of Small Business. A BID provides a business area with the resources to develop marketing campaigns, increase awareness and lobbying efforts, secure additional funding, and enhance public improvement and beautification projects in partnership with the City.

San Diego Local Initiatives Support Corporation – San Diego LISC serves neighborhoods to increase housing and economic development through strategic financial investments and alliances with community development corporations.

San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation – The EDC works with investors and community stakeholders to strengthen San Diego’s diverse economy and position the region as a premier business location.

San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce – The Chamber offers benefits, discounts, and opportunities to promote the prosperity of San Diego businesses.

ACCIÓN San Diego – ACCIÓN San Diego provides small loans and business support services to create increased income and access to jobs for low- to moderate-income, self-employed men and women.

CDC Small Business Finance – CDC reinvests in communities, particularly underserved markets and populations, by providing financing products and services to small businesses in California, Nevada, and Arizona.

Photo of Completed Projects in City Heights

Planning and Data

Office of Planning and Research – OPR provides legislative and policy research support for the State of California Governor's Office, which encompasses land use planning and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). OPR also manages the Office of the Small Business Advocate.

American Planning Association – APA is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in community planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change. The San Diego APA Chapter is very active locally.

San Diego Geographic Information – SanGIS is a joint powers agency of the City and County of San Diego, responsible for maintenance of and access to regional geographic databases. Its website contains many maps of the San Diego region, including redevelopment Project Area maps.

San Diego Association of Governments – SANDAG builds consensus, makes strategic plans, obtains and allocates resources, plans, engineers, and builds public transportation, and provides information on a broad range of topics pertinent to the region's quality of life.

San Diego County Department of Planning and Land Use – DPLU develops land use planning and zoning policies, issues building permits, and contributes to the management and protection of the environment in the unincorporated portions of the County of San Diego.

Development Services Department – DSD's mission is to enhance the quality of life of City of San Diego residents by ensuring safe development, providing timely and effective management of the development process, and excelling in community and customer service. DSD's Planning Division also develops policies related to "big picture" land use planning and urban design issues in the City of San Diego.

Community Planning Groups – The San Diego City Council officially recognizes certain community planning groups to advise the City on land use and other planning issues.

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