Housing is a critical component to the City’s economic well-being and quality of life for all residents. Therefore, it is imperative that San Diego has an adequate supply of housing to meet its present and future demands. Since 2010, the rate of construction of new residential units within the City has not kept pace with housing demand. This is especially true in the very low, low and moderate-income categories, where housing production has only met a very small fraction of the need.
As discussed in the City’s 2019 Housing Inventory Annual Report, increasing San Diego’s housing supply is critical to addressing the current housing crisis.