The City of San Diego remains committed to providing Homes for All of Us. Housing Action Package 1.0 adopted in February 2022, included new programs and code revisions to incentivize construction of new homes at all income levels. Housing Action Package 2.0 will continue the commitment to create regulations that encourage the development of homes for San Diego’s diverse population. The Housing Action Package 2.0 aims to implement state law to allow the construction of more new homes near transit, provide protections to existing residents and increase the supply of land available for new home development. This initiative will also incentivize and promote new home opportunities in all communities that San Diegans of all income levels can afford.
The Housing Action Package 2.0 draft code language is now available for review and comment. Please keep in mind that code amendment language is in draft form and could change based on feedback in the public engagement and public hearing process.
Sept. 21, 2023, Land Use and Housing Committee
Materials provided to the Land Use and Housing Committee hearing held on Sept. 21, 2023, can be accessed below.
We value your input and encourage you to provide feedback that will help shape policies to provide homes for all of us. The latest code amendments can be viewed here: Draft HAP 2.0 Code Amendments. You may use the links below to provide feedback.
Encourages the development of new homes in areas with specific land uses that are not compatible with nearby residential areas. Disallows continuation of specific uses on premises adjacent to residential uses that are currently zoned to allow residential uses and creates additional incentives for redevelopment.
Provides public agencies greater flexibility in developing homes on publicly owned land by increasing allowed densities and allowing affordable homes development on premises zoned as commercial or residential.
Allows the development of student homes through private-dorm style developments in transit-rich areas and near universities, and promotes deed-restricted affordable homes for students through expanded density bonuses.
The City of San Diego's Planning Commission held a hearing on Aug. 3, 2023, on Housing Action Package 2.0. The Planning Commission recommended approval of HAP 2.0 with the exception of Missing Middle Home regulations.
The Planning Commission provided feedback on proposed policies in the Housing Action Package on April 6, 2023. The Planning Commission Report, Agenda, and a video of the workshop can be accessed below.
The in-person Missing Middle Housing Workshop was held on March 2, 2023, and the Thriving Neighborhoods Workshop was held on March 13, 2023. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for a summary of the topics and questions discussed at both workshops.
Virtual workshops were held on Feb. 21 and Feb. 23, 2023. The virtual workshops focused on proposed policy actions relating to affordable housing, Accessory Dwelling Units, Complete Communities: Housing Solutions, and Assembly Bill 2097. A recording of the workshop can be viewed by clicking on the icon below.
Housing Action Package 1.0 - Approved February 2022
The First Housing Action Package was approved in February 2022. HAP 1.0 implemented new state law related to housing development, aligned the state law with existing city housing programs, and incentivized and promoted new housing opportunities throughout the city that San Diegans of all income levels can afford. For more information on Housing Action Package 1.0, please see the HAP 1.0 Fact Sheet.
Planning Commission: The Housing Action Package was reviewed by the Planning Commission on December 16, 2021. The Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend adoption of the Housing Action Package as presented, with one modification to increase the number of onsite trees required from one to two per 5,000 square feet of lot area and to reduce the threshold for the requirement from three ADUs to two.
Land Use & Housing Committee: The Housing Action Package was reviewed by the Land Use & Housing (LU&H) Committee of the City Council on January 13, 2022. LU&H voted unanimously to recommend adoption of the Housing Action Package as presented, without modification.
Agenda(To view supporting materials, including the staff report, click on the item name in the agenda and a list of supporting documents will be provided on the right-hand side of the screen.)