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San Diego County more than 134,000 low-income rentals short, report finds

May 9, 2024

San Diego County has a shortage of more than 134,500 homes for low-income renters, according to a report released Thursday by the San Diego Housing Federation and the California Housing Partnership.

The San Diego County Housing Needs Report was released at a news conference Thursday with a coalition of regional affordable housing developers, nonprofit leaders, lenders and other housing advocates.

“The need for affordable housing in San Diego is greater than ever,” said Stephen Russell, president and CEO of San Diego Housing Federation. “Today’s data shows that investment from all levels of government is helping, but now is not the time to back down.