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Housing Affordability Toolkit

A Guide of the City's Housing Development Bonuses, Programs, and Process Streamlining

The Housing Affordability Toolkit is a quick reference for anyone interested in developing housing, particularly housing affordable to lower and moderate-income households, in the City of San Diego. The Housing Affordability Toolkit is intended to summarize and organize regulations that make it easier and faster for project applicants to produce quality housing in the City. Below you will find the following items:

  • PDF icon Comprehensive Incentive Housing Toolkit, which is a useful guide for those that are not familiar with the development process or the City’s development regulations.
  • PDF icon Program Comparison Table, which provides a side-by-side breakdown of all the affordable housing bonus programs the City has to offer.
  • Program and Process Tabs, the tabs below lead to further detail and available resources specific to the program or process.

The Housing Affordability Toolkit was created by the Housing, Implementation and Policy Team to draw attention to the City’s many incentive opportunities and to provide housing production resources in one place. This is not a substitute for the regulations and may not always match the regulations. Applicants should always refer to the San Diego Municipal Code when development and submitting development permit applications.