The San Diego Board of Supervisors is involved in the housing crisis

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors and the San Diego City Council unanimously agreed to a resolution Monday that aligns the two bodies on plans to build 10,000 housing units on government-owned land, use available funding to housing and explore residential density options.

“The resolution that the county and city passed allows us to move toward an ambitious goal of building more affordable housing in the region and aligns us with how to get there,” said Nathan Fletcher, chairman of the Board of Supervisors. San Diego County. “This was another important step in strengthening our relationship with the City of San Diego. I hope the other 17 jurisdictions and numerous agencies see this as motivation to join us as we work to build 10,000 housing units in government land by 2030”.

The rare joint summit at San Diego State University’s Montezuma Hall was the first time the two bodies have met since April 25, 2000. It featured presentations by a local affordable housing expert, a philanthropic organization and the San Diego Housing Commission detailing housing needs and potential. solutions

“Housing is a human right,” said San Diego City Council President Sean Elo-Rivera. “The actions taken today by the City Council and Board of County Supervisors are a step toward accelerating the production of affordable housing so that all San Diego residents can benefit from the foundation of opportunity that the ‘stable housing’.

The resolution commits the county and the city to:

— Support efforts to strengthen, streamline and address permitting and other barriers to accelerate housing production;

— Support efforts to build 10,000 affordable homes on government-owned land and maximize the community benefits of these properties, including alignment with transit lines, Climate Action Plan goals and ensuring that construction creates places of well-paid work;

— Support efforts to leverage public, private and other funds to accelerate affordable housing as a matter of urgency; i

— Support the exploration of densification of properties owned by the San Diego Housing Commission or its nonprofit affiliate and further expand housing services.

More than 150 people attended the meeting, with more than 50 people speaking about the housing crisis.

Four of the five members of the Board of Supervisors and eight of the nine city councilors voted in favor of the resolution. Supervisor Jim Desmond and Councilwoman Vivian Moreno were absent.