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San Diego County Awards $42 Million Towards Affordable Housing

Housing construction in Coronado in May 2023. (Photo by The Coronado Times)

The County of San Diego announced on Tuesday that $42 million has been awarded to nine affordable housing developments that will provide almost 900 new homes, with over 250 for extremely low income. 

The selected developments came from a pool of 24 proposal requests totaling more than $89 million for affordable housing across the region. The distribution of the funds was previously approved by the County Board of Supervisors. 

Of the nine developments, three will be on County excess land and two on publicly owned land belonging to the MTS. 

A breakdown of the allocated funds and number of affordable units is as follows: 

Navajo Family Apartments, 7005 Navajo Rd., San Diego
Total units: 45 (8 for extremely low income)
Developer: Community Housing Works
Funding: $2.72 million

Terrasini (Mt. Etna’s fourth development), 5255 Mt. Etna Dr., San Diego (County excess property)
Total units: 95 (10 for extremely low income)
Developer: Chelsea Investment Corporation
Funding: $7.25 million

Spring Street Trolley Station, 4250 Spring St., La Mesa
Total units: 150 (33 for extremely low income)
Developer: Affirmed Housing Group
Funding: $2 million

Beyer Boulevard Trolley Village, 4055 Beyer Blvd., San Diego
Total units: 100 (30 for extremely low income)
Developer: Affirmed Housing Group
Funding: $3 million

Mission Village, 213 & 225 W Elder St., Fallbrook
Total units: 61 (30 for extremely low income)
Developer: San Diego Community Housing Corporation and National CORE
Funding: $7.9 million

73rd Street Apartments, 5001 73rd St., San Diego (County excess property)
Total units: 120 (38 for extremely low income)
Developer: Eden Housing
Funding: $6.9 million

Kindred, 1501/1555 6th Ave., San Diego (County excess property)
Total units: 124 (63 for extremely low income)
Developer: BRIDGE Housing
Funding: $4 million

Paseo Del Rey Apartments, 610 Paseo Del Rey, Chula Vista
Total units: 96 (33 for extremely low income)
Developer: Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation
Funding: $8 million

Southwest Village, 323, 333-335, 337-338 Willie James Jones Ave., San Diego
Total units: 81 (23 for extremely low income)
Developer: Related California
Funding: $854,322

County Housing and Community Development Services provides affordable housing opportunities to more than 40,000 people each year through various housing programs and affordable housing efforts.   

Since 2017, the County has invested more than $235 million in affordable housing, including using County excess property and its Innovative Housing Trust Fund.   

Since 2017, 1,660 new units have opened. There are an additional 2,926 units on the way.   

When all the developments in the pipeline are complete, the total number of affordable units supported by the County will reach nearly 7,600. This is expected to provide homes to more than 16,700 people.    

The development plans align with the County’s Housing Blueprint, the County’s guide and ongoing response to the regional housing crisis.



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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is happy to call Coronado home and to have raised her children here. In her free time she enjoys reading, exercising, trying new restaurants, and just walking her dog around the "island." Have news to share? Send tips or story ideas to: [email protected]

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