Sen. Toni Atkins’ bill to fund construction of affordable housing, one of her signature efforts as a state legislator, cleared a big hurdle this week when it passed the state Senate on Thursday. SB 2 would impose a $75 fee on certain real estate documents. Because the bill imposes a new fee, it had a […]

If you take one high-profile count of the region’s homeless at face value, you’d assume homelessness in the South Bay is dropping. But a closer look reveals many homeless families there are hidden out of sight, a reality that has real implications for some of the most vulnerable populations in the South Bay.

County supervisors for years have focused on buildings and the county’s bank account (plus flirtations with the Chargers and a gondola). Two county supervisors’ pitch to dip into reserve funds for affordable housing speaks to a growing movement calling on San Diego County to dip into its bank account to address today’s problems rather than staving off long-term ones.

San Diego City Councilman Scott Sherman teamed up with Councilman David Alvarez a few months ago to host a housing summit in which the public offered input and presented solutions to San Diego’s housing crisis. One solution offered was easing restrictions to build accessory dwelling units, or granny flats. Granny flats are smaller, independent units […]