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Oceanside Homeless Encampment Given More Time Before Getting Forced Out

April 12
By Tania Thorne

A large homeless encampment off South Oceanside Blvd. was scheduled to be cleared out by Oceanside Police this week. But now, the city is giving the people more time while they try to secure motel vouchers for temporary housing.

Transit, city officials and developers break gr...

Ground Broken For Housing Project On Grantville Trolley Parking Lot

April 9
By Melissa Mae

Ground broke Friday for a new housing development at the Grantville Trolley Station. The 250-unit development will offer trolley passes to residents.

A sign indicating masks were required at The Pr...

Roundtable: San Diego Enters The Orange Tier

April 9
By Bennett Lacy

San Diego's reopening expands as progress is made on COVID-19 cases and vaccinations, an encampment for cross-border farmworkers is dismantled by police in Calexico and a look at the revolving door in Chula Vista between the city's police department and the surveillance drone industry.

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State Law Puts Sport Arena Development On Hold

April 9
By Harrison Patiño , Maureen Cavanaugh

This week, the city of San Diego got some bad news about plans to renovate the Midway District after an overlooked state law called the project into question.

Jocelyn Foreman stands in her kitchen at her ho...

Grandma Challenges Real Estate Giant In Early Test Of New California Law

April 7
Erin Baldassari, Molly Solomon / KQED

A new state law, which allows tenants and nonprofits a 45-day window to match any bid made at a foreclosure auction, provides no money to fund the purchases. So that means Californians will have to find a way to raise the money themselves.

Laura Pope, sales consultant for Homes By Towne...

Nixing Single-Family Zoning: Will It Make Housing More Affordable?

April 6
Chris Nichols / CapRadio

Cities from Sacramento to Berkeley are moving forward on zoning changes to encourage higher-density housing, such as duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes. But how much of a dent will these new options make in California’s housing shortage? And will they be affordable?

A sign advertises a one bedroom apartment for r...

City Leaders Encourage SDUSD Families To Apply For COVID-19 Rental Relief

April 5
By City News Service

Federal, local and school leaders gathered Monday to encourage low-income families with children in the San Diego Unified School District to apply for help from San Diego's COVID-19 Housing Stability Assistance Program.

A home is listed for sale in the San Carlos nei...

San Diego Home Prices Hit New Record, Increases Among Highest In Nation

April 5
By Jacob Aere

Over the last year, the San Diego housing market has increased to one of the highest rates in the nation.

An aerial view of apartments in City Heights. D...

County Tax Collector Reminds People Just 12 Days Left To Pay Property Taxes

April 1
By City News Service

San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister reminded taxpayers Thursday they have just 12 days left to pay the second installment of their 2020-2021 property taxes before they face a 10% penalty plus a $10 fee.

Patty Mendoza looks toward her dog, Chula, whil...

Millions Set Aside For Rent Relief In County But Some Landlords Didn’t Take It

March 30
By Cody Dulaney / inewsource

Our partners at inewsource say at least 1,287 households in the San Diego region were eligible for rent relief last year but never got it because their landlords didn’t participate in the government programs. New rules aim to prevent that.

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Federal Ban On Renter Evictions During COVID-19 Pandemic Is Extended

March 29
Ashraf Khalil and Michael Casey / Associated Press

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday moved to continue the pandemic-related protection, which had been scheduled to expire on Wednesday. The moratorium is extended through the end of June.

A for rent sign is pictured out front of a hous...

Local Leaders Encourage San Diegans To Apply For COVID-19 Rent Relief Program

March 22
By City News Service

Mayor Todd Gloria Monday urged workers affected by the pandemic to apply for rent relief though San Diego's COVID-19 Housing Stability Assistance Program.

A helicopter drops water near a structure as cr...

California AG Challenges Housing Plans In Wildfire Areas

March 17
Don Thompson / Associated Press

California’s attorney general is challenging some of the state’s largest suburban development projects as local officials weigh the risk of increasingly devastating wildfires against the state’s dire need for more housing. Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Wednesday backed lawsuits opposing San Diego County’s approval of environmental reviews for two projects in a very high wildfire hazard zone southeast of San Diego.

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Chula Vista Opens Applications For COVID-19 Renter Relief Funding

March 16
By City News Service

The city received $16.8 million in state and federal funds to provide relief to residents and is distributing the funds through the Chula Vista Emergency Rental Assistance Program in collaboration with South Bay Community Services.

A for rent sign is pictured out front of a hous...

Application Period Opens For San Diego Housing Stability Assistance Program

March 15
By City News Service

Qualifying households may apply for the COVID-19 Housing Stability Assistance Program at covidassistance.sdhc.org. Applications are available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

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