The San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) has earned a national reputation as a model public housing agency, creating innovative programs that provide housing opportunities for low-income and homeless individuals and families in the City of San Diego — the eighth-largest city in the nation, second largest in California.
An award-winning public housing agency created in 1979, SDHC performs three major program functions that create affordable housing opportunities:
- Federal rental housing assistance provider for more than 15,000 low-income households, annually;
- Partner to address homelessness, including HOUSING FIRST – SAN DIEGO, SDHC’s landmark homelessness action plan; and
- Affordable housing developer, investor and lender—producing more than 17,000 affordable housing units since 1981 through partnership developments and acquisitions.
Moving to Work Agency
SDHC is one of only 39 housing authorities nationwide, out of 3,400, to receive a Moving to Work (MTW) designation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). MTW status provides SDHC the flexibility to design and implement innovative, cost-effective approaches to provide Federal housing assistance.
Provide affordable, safe, and quality homes for low- and moderate-income families and individuals in the City of San Diego and to provide opportunities to improve the quality of life for the families that SDHC serves.