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How San Diego County’s Housing Market is Failing to Meet the Needs of Low-Income Families

San Diego County has the second largest shortfall of homes affordable to low-income families in California. Many of those families live in unhealthy or unsafe conditions, crowd multiple people into each room, and still pay more than 50 percent of their income on rent. The following report describes the magnitude of the shortfall, highlights those who are affected by cuts to housing programs, and recommends local policy solutions to help mitigate the impact of San Diego County’s affordable housing crisis.