SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - A movement is underway designed to fight for affordable housing and to stop a cutback in federal funding for homeless housing.
On Monday, local leaders and elected officials voiced their concern over the new tax reform bill that, they say, will destroy affordable housing programs.
This measure was already passed by the House of Representatives and the tax bill, if passed by the Senate, would cut 4 percent of low income housing tax credits and private activity bonds. Both programs are crucial to funding supportive housing in our communities.
Right now, San Diego has the 4th highest homeless population in the nation and, according to California State Senator Ben Hueso, there would be over 10,000 homeless families in San Diego if it wasn’t for affordable housing programs.
Councilmember Barbara Bry added that the housing commission recently reported that San Diego needs to triple housing production to meet demand.
This is a bill that has several city leaders very concerned.
They say people should contact congress members and ask that they not cut funding for affordable housing and not vote for the tax break.
They say this is a crushing blow from Washington that would put our country into further debt.
Sunday, November 26, the group San Diego Tenants United held a march in Point Loma advocating for affordable rent and against "slumlords."
Organizers say tenants of The Village Apartments have asked management to make changes for months to address several problems including cockroaches in units and harassment by a maintenance manager.
San Diego Tenants United offers free information sessions about renters' rights in both English and Spanish.
San Diego’s homeless population ranks among the nation’s highest.
This week’s storm caused major flooding across San Diego County. A family in Ramona is now dealing with the aftermath from the rain storm that swept across San Diego County.
Nearly 50 inmates were involved in a riot at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in Otay Mesa on Friday. The incident happened in the prison's medium custody Facility-A yard.
A former Navy man accused of killing his estranged wife, whose decomposing body was found in San Diego Bay nearly two years after she vanished, was ordered Friday to stand trial on a first-degree murder charge.
An ex-con who allegedly riddled a Hillcrest restaurant with bullets from an assault rifle -- sending terrified diners ducking for cover but somehow injuring no one -- was charged Friday with 11 counts of attempted murder.
Legoland debuted its new exhibit Friday, a tie-in to the recent premiere of "The Lego Movie 2: The Second One."
A bluff collapse near Seagrove Park temporarily halted train service Friday on a stretch of ocean-front rails in northern San Diego County.
Who says Valentine's Day is over? A new museum has popped up in the North County and it’s dedicated to love.
The target of a lawsuit involving the highly-publicized death of Rebecca Zahau in Coronado said Wednesday the case was settled for $600,000.
Social media has become a part of most people’s daily lives – including parents who don’t think twice about posting photos of their kids online.
A large oak tree fell on a home in Escondido, narrowly missing a pregnant woman and her husband who were sleeping.