Homelessness & Housing Affordability

High cost of rent and low availability of affordable units causes many families to live paycheck to paycheck. Chula Vista has the highest homeless population in South County, leaving children, veterans, and persons with disabilities to fend for themselves on the streets.

Here are some of my ideas:

  • Additional incentives should be given to developers who go beyond the minimum required number of affordable units.

  • Priority approval should be given to affordable housing units rather than luxury condos.

  • A dedicated percentage of developer fees in lieu of affordable housing should be set aside for homelessness services.

  • Homelessness services should be switched to the Housing First model, which has been shown to save taxpayer money and decrease the population of chronically homeless individuals.

  • Identify properties where the City can join with NGOs to provide safe camping/parking that meets sanitation and sustenance needs of homeless individuals.

  • A Chula Vista specific survey of the homeless population would allow the City Council to identify the necessary resources to help each individual.

Who's signing

Sign if you want more affordable housing in Chula Vista.

Will you sign?

    signed Homelessness & Housing Affordability 2018-05-14 20:06:06 -0700
    signed Homelessness & Housing Affordability 2018-04-26 00:03:59 -0700
    signed Homelessness & Housing Affordability 2017-11-15 13:22:45 -0800
    My dream for an affordable home died when Habitat for humanity stopped building for the non military, in San Diego County.

    But I still may be able to afford a Tiny House for my disabled son and I, if there was a Tiny Community in Chula Vista where we could live safely. I think if Chula Vista would stop selling off their land to developers and setting aside land for tiny home communities the city can collect “space” rent like a mobile home park.

    If I can’t find a place for a tiny home in Chula Vista I am going to Seattle because I’ve read the interest in tiny homes is growing and Habitat for Humanity is still helping regular families get homes there.

    The homes that Vista Mar are building are just going to turn into Air B&B vacation homes bought by out of state residents.
    signed Homelessness & Housing Affordability 2017-11-14 18:02:12 -0800
    We are how we treat those in need.
    signed Homelessness & Housing Affordability 2017-08-24 14:22:10 -0700
    until get rid of rules of housing that this county used no affordable housing – 55 year rule, property based section 8 and AMI average median income are used in our county to mean to american and seniors and low income
    signed Homelessness & Housing Affordability 2017-07-18 18:22:49 -0700