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380 Homes To Be Built On Defunct Escondido Country Club Golf Course

380 Homes To Be Built On Defunct Escondido Country Club Golf Course

Nov. 16
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

The Escondido City Council may have ended a five-year battle Wednesday over whether to allow development on the now-defunct country club golf course.

Records Confirm Councilman Leaked Confidential Memo From Personal E...

Records Confirm Councilman Leaked Confidential Memo From Personal Email

Nov. 16
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Councilman Chris Cate sent a confidential memo to a lobbyist via an email account linked to his re-election campaign website. The revelation came after Cate's office released unredacted versions of the email exchange to KPBS.

New Affordable Housing Complex Opens In Chula Vista

New Affordable Housing Complex Opens In Chula Vista

Nov. 14
By Matt Hoffman

Located in Otay Ranch's Millenia development, there are 210 units for low-income seniors and families.

Escondido Golf Course Saga Ends Up Back Before City Council

Escondido Golf Course Saga Ends Up Back Before City Council

Nov. 14
By Alison St John

Another battle over whether to build on a North County golf course is in the news this week. The Escondido City Council votes Wednesday night on whether to resolve nearly five years of legal wrangling over plans to build homes on a now-closed country club.

Board of Supervisors Approve $500K In Rental Assistance For Homeless

Board of Supervisors Approve $500K In Rental Assistance For Homeless

Nov. 14
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved $500,000 in rental assistance for the homeless in unincorporated areas of San Diego County.

Tax Bill Contains Provision That Could Hit Affordable Housing Secto...

Tax Bill Contains Provision That Could Hit Affordable Housing Sector Hard

Nov. 14
By Alison St John

A federal tax credit program that is the cornerstone of much of San Diego’s subsidized affordable housing could be cut. It is a proposal being considered in Washington, D.C., to help pay for the tax reform bill.

City Heights Nearly Tops List Of Hottest Zip Codes For County Home ...

City Heights Nearly Tops List Of Hottest Zip Codes For County Home Sales

Nov. 9
By Tarryn Mento

One of San Diego’s lowest-income communities is seeing a housing boom, which is pleasing homeowners but stoking fears of gentrification.

San Diego Architects Lead Effort To Address Future Housing Shortage

San Diego Architects Lead Effort To Address Future Housing Shortage

Nov. 7
By Brooke Ruth, Michael Lipkin

The San Diego chapter of the American Institute of Architects has led a yearlong program to come up with ideas on how the county can meet its future housing needs.

Growing Homeless Camps Contrast With West Coast Tech Wealth

Growing Homeless Camps Contrast With West Coast Tech Wealth

Nov. 6
By Associated Press

In a park in the middle of a leafy, bohemian neighborhood where homes list for close to $1 million, a tractor's massive claw scooped up the refuse of the homeless - mattresses, tents, wooden frames, a wicker chair, an outdoor propane heater. Workers in masks and steel-shanked boots plucked used needles and mounds of waste from the underbrush.

Housing Commission Votes To Move $6.5M In Funding Away From Permane...

Housing Commission Votes To Move $6.5M In Funding Away From Permanent Housing

Nov. 3
By Matt Hoffman

Instead, the money would be used to open and operate three, new temporary shelters within the city of San Diego.

San Diego Housing Commission Questioned About Large Reserve Fund

San Diego Housing Commission Questioned About Large Reserve Fund

Oct. 30
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The hepatitis A outbreak has brought San Diego's lack of low-income housing into the spotlight. Now questions are being raised about the effectiveness of the San Diego Housing Commission.

Roundtable: SDG&E Power Plays, Short-Term Rental Mess, Homeless Cam...

Roundtable: SDG&E Power Plays, Short-Term Rental Mess, Homeless Campground

Oct. 27
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

SDG&E keeps asking to bill its customers for the remaining 2007 wildfire costs. The city of San Diego has had 2 1/2 years to create rules for short-term rentals but nothing has been decided yet. And the new homeless campground near downtown San Diego has unexpected tenants: children.

Archtoberfest To Showcase Tiny Homes As Solution To San Diego's Hou...

Archtoberfest To Showcase Tiny Homes As Solution To San Diego's Housing Shortage

Oct. 25
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Tiny homes will be on display at an event on Friday and Saturday at Market Creek Plaza at Euclid and Market. On Friday, workshops will also be held on tiny homes and modular construction. The event is part of San Diego Architecture and Design Month or Archtoberfest.

Mission Valley Town & Country Project Hearing Postponed For Second ...

Mission Valley Town & Country Project Hearing Postponed For Second Time

Oct. 25
By City News Service

A San Diego City Council hearing on a proposed project that would remove some hotel rooms at the 64-year-old Town & Country Resort and Convention Center in exchange for residential units was postponed Wednesday for a second time.

Poway Voters To Decide On New Housing For StoneRidge Golf Course

Poway Voters To Decide On New Housing For StoneRidge Golf Course

Oct. 25
By Alison St John

The only San Diego County residents going to the polls this Nov. 7 live in Poway and will vote on Measure A, a citizens' initiative paid for by a developer who wants to build condos on his golf course.

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