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Rent from SDHC

The San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC), including its nonprofit affiliate, Housing Development Partners (HDP), owns and/or manages more than 4,100 rental housing units that are available at affordable rents to low- and moderate-income residents.

Qualified households with annual income that is no greater than 80 percent of San Diego’s Area Median Income (AMI) can rent from SDHC at below-market rates.

Low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities can rent from SDHC if their income is no greater than 80 percent of San Diego’s AMI.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) determines San Diego’s AMI each year.

Rental housing for seniors, families, Veterans, workers, and residents with special needs are among the developments in HDP’s real estate portfolio.

Public Comment – Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP)

SDHC is accepting public comments about proposed changes to the ACOP for federal public housing units that SDHC operates in the City of San Diego.

Proposed ACOP updates include an enhanced background screening process for applicants and a more efficient unit offer approach for approved applicants, among other policy changes.

Comments may be submitted through 5 p.m. August 31, 2022. Please send comments by email to [email protected] or mail them to:

San Diego Housing Commission
Attn: Patrick Valerio
1122 Broadway, Suite 300
San Diego, CA  92101

SDHC will hold a virtual public hearing by video conference on the proposed ACOP on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at 9 a.m.

To participate in the meeting:

The proposed ACOP also will be presented to the SDHC Board of Commissioners for consideration on September 8, 2022.

To read the ACOP, CLICK HERE

COVID-19 Hardship Program

SDHC has developed a needs-based program to help families in SDHC’s affordable rental housing properties who have lost income due to COVID-19 that affects their ability to pay rent.

Households that are able to demonstrate that they have lost wages through no fault of their own, resulting directly from the COVID-19 pandemic, and as a result find themselves in a financial hardship will be eligible for this program.

The program will help residents at properties owned or managed by SDHC, including HDP. A searchable map of SDHC/HDP properties is available HERE. SDHC’s federal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance participants are not eligible for this program, but should contact their Housing Assistants for information about SDHC’s hardship policy for rental assistance households.

SDHC Residents affected by COVID-19 may apply for SDHC’s Hardship Program by clicking HERE

For more information about actions in response to COVID-19, click HERE. Households that do not reside at SDHC/HDP properties may see information about the City of San Diego’s Temporary Ban on Evictions by clicking HERE and/or may call 2-1-1 for assistance.

Apply to Rent from SDHC

To apply to rent from SDHC, download and complete the New Application Package and submit it to the contact for the property you are interested in.

Applications will be accepted if a unit is available at the property. If no units are available, please notify the property manager that you would like to be added to the interest list for the next available unit.

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