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Housing Action Package 2.0

Homes for All of Us

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 adopted in December 2023, continues the commitment to create regulations that encourage the development of homes for San Diego’s diverse population.  Both Housing Action Packages incentivize and promote new home opportunities in all communities that San Diegans of all income levels can afford.

Fact Sheet

Housing Action Package 2.0 - Approved December 2023

The Housing Action Package 2.0 was approved in December 2023.  The Housing Action Package 2.0 implements state law to allow the construction of more new homes near transit, provides protections to existing residents and increases the supply of land available for new home development. Approved code language can be accessed here: HAP 2.0 CC Code Amendments

    Opportunities for Community Input

    We value your input and encourage you to provide feedback that will help shape policies to provide homes for all of us. Approved code amendments can be viewed here: HAP 2.0 CC Code Amendments. You may use the links below to provide feedback.

    Assembly Bill 2097 Implementation

    Implements state law to eliminate parking minimums for all residential and commercial developments within 1/2 mile of a major transit stop.

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    Accessible ADU Incentive

    Encourages the development of ADUs that are accessible for people with disabilities through amending the ADU Home Density Bonus Program.

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    Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit (JADU) Revisions

    Implements changes recommended by HCD regarding JADUs through minor code revisions and clarifications.

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    Anti-displacement Measures

    Promotes the preservation of affordable homes and protects residents from displacement caused by development.

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    Complete Communities: Housing Solutions Amendments

    Streamlines regulations to remove barriers to develop family homes, encourages the development of middle-income homes, and allows for offsite affordable homes.

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    Discontinued Incompatible Uses

    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.

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    Housing on Underutilized Commercial Sites

    Provides additional incentives to encourage homes and mixed-use developments in transit-rich areas.

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    Housing on Public Land

    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.

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    Missing Middle Regulations (SB 10)

    Encourages the development of "missing middle" homes by allowing up to 10 units on qualifying parcels and requiring a portion of all developments be set aside as deed-restricted affordable homes.

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    Single Room Occupancy Hotel Incentives

    Encourages the preservation or creation of Single Room Occupancy hotel units through new density bonus incentives and amendments to existing programs.

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    Off-Campus Student Housing

    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.

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    Dec. 12, 2023, City Council Hearing

    Materials for the City Council hearing  held on Dec. 12, 2023, can be accessed below. 

    Nov. 13, 2023, City Council Hearing

    Materials for the City Council hearing held on Nov. 13, 2023, can be accessed below.

    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.

    Planning Commission Hearings and Workshop

    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 City of San Diego's Planning Commission held a hearing on June 1, 2023, on Housing Action Package 2.0. The Planning Commission continued the item and held another hearing on August 3rd, 2023.

    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.

    In-Person Workshops

    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.

    In-Person Workshops Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Virtual 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.

    Virtual Workshop: Encouraging New Homes  Fair Housing For All

     

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    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.

    Housing Action Package 1.0 Public Hearings

    • 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.)
      • Video Recording (Presentation Starts at 25:05 Mark)
    • City Council: The Housing Action Package is was reviewed by the City Council on February 8, 2022 and was heard as Item 333.
      • Notice of Public Hearing
      • Agenda (To view supporting materials, including the staff report, click on the item name for Item 333 in the agenda and a list of supporting documents will be provided on the right-hand side of th

    Strategic Plan Priority Areas of Focus

    This initiative focuses on the following priority areas of the Strategic Plan:

    Create Homes for All of Us

    Allows additional opportunities for homes for people of all incomes, abilities and family compositions in all communities, especially in higher-resource communities currently lacking affordable homes.


    Champion Sustainability

    Allows for more homes where residents can walk, roll, bike and take transit.


    Foster Regional Prosperity

    Promotes homes for residents of all incomes in all communities, so San Diego continues to have a strong economy.