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City of San Diego makes land available to developers for housing

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Posted at 12:13 PM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 20:33:29-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer made eight City-owned properties, including the former Mission Hills and Serra Mesa libraries, available Tuesday to developers for senior and veteran housing.

The eight properties, located in six of the city’s nine council districts, could lead to 198 permanent supportive housing (PSH) units. PSH is housing with no limit on length of stay, and linked to supportive services that help residents improve health status, and possibly work in the community.

“We must build more housing that San Diegans can actually afford and that is especially true for those who need more than just a roof over their head,” Mayor Faulconer said. “There’s a big need for permanent supportive housing that provides on-site assistance to seniors, veterans and others who would otherwise struggle trying to live on their own. We’ve also identified sites in neighborhoods across the city to make sure every community is doing its fair share to address the housing crisis.”

San Diego’s Real Estate Assets Department (READ) considered dozens of properties for housing potential, the mayor’s spokesman said in a news release.

City officials hope to lease five of the properties, with the remaining three properties sold to developers. Winning proposals will be presented to the City Council this fall.

See the locations in the interactive map: