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City Council Members Propose New Rules For Vacation Rentals

City Council Members Propose New Rules For Vacation Rentals

Sept. 20
By City News Service

Four City Council members Tuesday released a new proposal for regulating short-term vacation rental properties in San Diego, in an attempt to solve an issue that has vexed city officials and neighbors alike over the last few years.

California Lawmakers Send Affordable Housing Fix To Governor

California Lawmakers Send Affordable Housing Fix To Governor

Sept. 18
By Associated Press

The three major pieces of the deal include a $4 billion housing bond, a new $75 fee on real estate transaction documents, and a bill to streamline building regulations that can hamper developers looking to construct low-cost apartments and homes. Brown plans to sign them.

San Diego Resettlement Agency Seeks New Leadership After Investigation

San Diego Resettlement Agency Seeks New Leadership After Investigation

Sept. 18
By Tarryn Mento

After a posting for the position appeared online last week, the IRC's national office confirmed the San Diego executive director is no longer with the agency.

National Relief Group Finds San Diego Office Violated Policies In H...

National Relief Group Finds San Diego Office Violated Policies In Housing Refugees

Sept. 6
By Tarryn Mento

The International Rescue Committee began investigating its San Diego office after a series of KPBS reports on refugees who said they were told to sign leases that did not list all family members in their homes.

San Diego To Consider Regulating Short-Term Rentals As City Becomes...

San Diego To Consider Regulating Short-Term Rentals As City Becomes 4th-Busiest AirBnB Market

Sept. 14
By City News Service

San Diego was the fourth-busiest market for online vacation rental agency Airbnb this summer, the firm reported Thursday.

Report Delivered On Tiny Home Communities As Transitional Housing

Report Delivered On Tiny Home Communities As Transitional Housing

Sept. 13
By Alison St John

Temporary communities of tiny homes may be one of the options the City of San Diego eventually considers, as it looks for ways to move the growing number of people who are homeless off the streets.

City Council Committee Sets Emergency Declaration On Homelessness I...

City Council Committee Sets Emergency Declaration On Homelessness In Motion

Sept. 13
By City News Service

A City Council committee Wednesday unanimously directed the City Attorney's office to draft an emergency declaration over a lack of shelter space, which has exacerbated a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A among San Diego's homeless population.

Union-Tribune Columnist Who Delved Into Homelessness Retires

Union-Tribune Columnist Who Delved Into Homelessness Retires

Sept. 13
By Michael Lipkin

In the midst of the county's hepatitis A outbreak, columnist Dan McSwain did not hesitate to take city of San Diego leaders to task. The city, he wrote, faces "full-blown crises of public safety and public health, the twin imperatives of any functioning government."

County Board Of Supervisors Approves Creation of Housing Trust Fund

County Board Of Supervisors Approves Creation of Housing Trust Fund

Sept. 12
By City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday took the first step toward creating a $25 million trust fund that will allow county government to directly invest in affordable housing.

Rising Homes Prices In San Diego Stall

Rising Homes Prices In San Diego Stall

Sept. 7
By City News Service

The trend of increasing prices and lower sales totals for single-family homes in the region stalled last month, according to data released Thursday by the San Diego Association of Realtors.

Helen Woodward Animal Center Backs Plan To House San Diego's Homele...

Helen Woodward Animal Center Backs Plan To House San Diego's Homeless In Large Tents

Sept. 7
By City News Service

The Helen Woodward Animal Center is the latest organization to get behind a plan to erect two large tents in San Diego to house the homeless, organizers Peter Seidler and Dan Shea announced Thursday.

Oceanside Strips Canyon Of Vegetation To Deter Homeless Encampments

Oceanside Strips Canyon Of Vegetation To Deter Homeless Encampments

Sept. 7
By Alison St John

Homeless encampments are reappearing in an Oceanside canyon that was partially stripped of trees to discourage overnight camping.

San Diego Councilman Calls For Homeless State Of Emergency; Mayor C...

San Diego Councilman Calls For Homeless State Of Emergency; Mayor Calls On County To Respond

Sept. 1
By City News Service

An adviser to San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said Councilman David Alvarez's call Thursday for a declaration of a state of emergency in the city due to a shortage of homeless shelters and an associated health crisis caused by an outbreak of Hepatisis A is not needed.

Housing Votes Delayed At California Capitol

Housing Votes Delayed At California Capitol

Sept. 1
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

The California Legislature will not vote on a package of housing bills Friday after all.

San Diego Economy Showing Signs Of Strength

San Diego Economy Showing Signs Of Strength

Aug. 30
By Erik Anderson

San Diego's index of leading economic indicators jumped a half of a percent in July, the second straight sharp increase.

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