September 13, 2021
San Diego Housing Commission Launches Online Tool to Help Residents Looking for Affordable Housing
New dashboard also provides overview data for public and policymakers
SAN DIEGO, CA — 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 a new online tool the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) created and launched today on its website.
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.
“This is an innovative resource that allows virtually anyone interested in affordable housing to access valuable information with a click of their computer mouse,” SDHC President & CEO Richard C. Gentry said. “This dashboard reflects the San Diego Housing Commission’s core values of serving clients with equity, dignity and respect; our commitment to excellence and innovation; and our belief in transparency.”
The Affordable Housing Dashboard is available on SDHC’s website, www.sdhc.org, in the “Housing Opportunities” section under the heading “Affordable Rentals” on the pages “Rent from SDHC” and “SDHC Partnership Developments.”
The landing page of the dashboard presents an Affordable Housing Overview. A drop-down menu allows the user to choose the data they want to see and how it is organized. The data can be viewed by specific City Council Districts or by ZIP Code.
Users can also view all of the affordable housing properties in the City of San Diego, or only the 4,115 affordable rental housing units that are owned or managed by SDHC, including its nonprofit affiliate, Housing Development Partners.
To provide additional information about the properties, the Affordable Housing Dashboard includes shortcuts to property overview details, such as the proximity to public transportation and contact information for the unit’s property management company. Users also can access information about which bus or trolley routes provide service to the area.
Information also is available about whether the property is served by specific housing program, such as federal Project-Based Housing Vouchers, or is a single-room occupancy (SRO) property.
The Affordable Housing Dashboard also includes links to Google Street View, so users can get a better sense of the property and the surrounding neighborhood.
For individuals or organizations that are looking for information about the City of San Diego’s affordable housing, the tool includes a self-service option, which allows selected data to be exported into an Excel spreadsheet file. This option also includes an explanatory disclaimer about factors that affect the data, and a dedicated email address to which users can direct questions about the data.
Vice President of Communications
San Diego Housing Commission