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Affordable Rentals

Households with lower incomes can apply to rent an affordable unit from the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) or the developers that partner with SDHC to create affordable rental housing in the City of San Diego.

SDHC, including its nonprofit affiliate, Housing Development Partners (HDP), owns or manages more than 4,100 affordable rental housing units.

As a lender, bond issuer and administrator of City of San Diego affordable rental housing programs, SDHC has partnered with developers to create more than 23,000 affordable rental housing units citywide.

Affordable Housing Resource Guide

SDHC produces the Affordable Housing Resource Guide annually as a public service. Because of changes in ownership, some listings may not be current.

Most of the apartment complexes have waiting lists. Contact the property managers at the properties you’re interested in to find out the actual rental rates.

Affordable Housing Resource Guide (English)

Affordable Housing Resource Guide (Spanish)

Affordable Housing Search Tool

Households looking for affordable housing in the City of San Diego can find helpful information about locations, such as their proximity to transit and schools, on an online tool SDHC created. The Affordable Housing Dashboard includes a map searchable by ZIP Code and property-specific information, as well as a high-level overview about affordable housing throughout the city for members of the public and policymakers.

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