Rents are rising in Oceanside, and long-time renters are feeling the pinch. They’re happy to see their neighborhood improve, but can’t help wondering for whom it’s improving.
A state law meant to boost affordable housing instead creates housing at market rate. What residents in places like Encinitas are left with is all the ills that come with density, and none of the societal benefits of providing affordable housing to those who need it.
City leaders cannot solve San Diego’s housing issues with any single approach. The city needs a more comprehensive solution.
In this week’s San Diego Explained, VOSD’s Maya Srikrishnan details the city of Encinitas’ pushback against a state law meant to produce more affordable housing.
It should come as no surprise that many people in Encinitas have expressed concern about projects that appear to be more about lining developer’s pockets than improving people’s lives.
The city of Encinitas has spent years finding ways around a state law that lets developers bypass certain building restrictions if they include affordable housing in their projects. Encinitas is unique in its defiance, according to people throughout the state. While other cities may have issues with the state density bonus law, no other city has tried so hard to evade it.
Encinitas tried to get creative in dealing with its housing affordability problem. It didn’t work.
VOSD’s Maya Srikrishnan and NBC 7 San Diego’s Monica Dean dive in to a new trend in affordable housing in this week’s San Diego Explained.
In a Q-and-A, Stephen Russell talks about his vision not just for the Housing Federation but for increasing San Diego’s supply of affordable housing.
An audit of San Diego’s Code Enforcement Division released Thursday reveals residents dealing with unsafe housing conditions were likely to receive the same treatment as those complaining about messy yards and signs blocking sidewalks.