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New Record: San Diego Median Home Price Now $570,000

May 23
By City News Service

The median price of a home in San Diego County rose by 8.6 percent in April compared with the same month a year earlier, as median home prices across Southern California edged up to a record level, a real estate information service announced Tuesday.

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San Diego Gives Another $2.5 Million To Homeless Tents

May 22
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Council members have extended the operating contracts for three tent shelters spearheaded by Mayor Kevin Faulconer. The council is increasingly skeptical of the tents, however, as data shows they are falling far short of their goals.

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What Half a Million Buys You Around California (And How It Shapes Where We Move)

May 22
Matt Levin / CALmatters

The median price of a California single-family home is now well over half a million dollars. That’s more than double what the average house costs in the rest of the U.S.

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San Diego City Council To Vote On Middle-Income Housing 'Bonus'

May 22
By Andrew Bowen

The proposed middle-income housing density bonus would allow developers to build more homes on a parcel of land if they agree to reserve a portion of them for middle-income earners.

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City Council Committee Advances Proposed Middle-Income Housing Incentives

May 21
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council's Smart Growth and Land Use Committee Monday advanced regulation proposals intended to encourage middle- income housing construction.

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Report: San Diego Housing Pinch Linked To Redevelopment Loss

May 21
By Tom Fudge

A study says the loss of state-approved redevelopment funding was a major cause of San Diego's housing and homelessness crisis.

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SANDAG Board Asks State To Lower The Bar On Housing

May 11
By Andrew Bowen

Elected officials from across San Diego County are asking the state to set a lower bar for housing production — despite a crippling housing shortage that has sent home prices skyrocketing.

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Affordable Housing Advocates To Call For Development Of Underused MTS Lots

May 10
By City News Service

Circulate San Diego officials and other housing advocates will call on San Diego Metropolitan Transit System Thursday to develop underused parking lots into affordable housing.

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Housing Commission Budget Reflects Shift Away From Housing

May 8
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is increasingly using the city's Housing Commission to manage the homelessness crisis. But the money for homeless programs often comes at the expense of new affordable housing.

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Five Reasons California’s Housing Costs Are So High, With Charts and Graphs

May 3
Matt Levin / CALmatters

Why are California housing costs so high? At its most basic level, it’s a story of supply and demand — lots of people want to live here, and there aren’t enough homes to go around.

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Housing Crunch Forcing People To Leave California

May 3
By Erik Anderson

A new report from a California think tank finds the cost of housing is one of the major reasons people move out of the state.

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Housing Lawsuits Against Encinitas Get Court Hearing Monday

April 30
By Alison St John

A Vista Superior Court judge will hear arguments Monday on three lawsuits filed against the city of Encinitas, the only city in the county that has not complied with state law to develop a housing plan.

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San Diego's First Affordable Senior Housing Community Designed To Support LGBT Seniors

April 27
By Matt Hoffman

The new North Park Senior Apartments have 75 units with rents ranging from $740 for a studio to $1,150 for a two-bedroom apartment.

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MTS Parking Lots Could Be Key To San Diego Housing Crisis

April 25
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego's main public transit operator owns acres of prime real estate across the county, much of it in the form of surface parking lots. A new report says the agency's board of directors should do more to ensure the land is put to better use.

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Rent Control Backers Say They Expect To Qualify For Ballot

April 24
By Associated Press

Supporters of more rent control in California say they have gathered enough signatures to put an initiative on the November ballot and held a Monday rally to generate support for the measure.

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