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Who’s the Establishment Candidate in San Diego Council District 9?

By Megan Burks The neighborhoods that make up San Diego’s City Council District 9 have stark differences. Low-income residents in City Heights and Southcrest share their council member with upper-middle class residents in Kensington and the College Area. The four … Continue reading

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Emerald Wants Zombie Redevelopment Dollars for City Heights

By Andrew Keatts Councilman David Alvarez calls it the Catch-22 of San Diego development. Where development is economically viable, it isn’t politically viable. And where it’s politically viable, it isn’t economically viable. In the end, you’ve got developers desperate to … Continue reading

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Mayor Calls On Landlords to Open Doors to Section 8 Tenants

Photo Credit: The AjA Project By Megan Burks In his State of the City address Thursday, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced the “Housing Our Heroes” initiative. It calls on landlords to rent to homeless veterans and could be the … Continue reading

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Audit Details Little Accountability for Dangerous Housing Conditions

Sherry Godat reveals a plywood board in her window frame Nov. 20, 2014. Bankim Shah promised to replace the missing window before she moved in. A friend installed the plywood after months passed with no repairs. | Photo Credit: Brian … Continue reading

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Socialist Coalition Rallies For Rent Control in City Heights

By Brian Myers Activists under the banner of the San Diego Socialist Campaign rallied in ‪‎City Heights‬ Aug. 22 for rent control, more affordable housing options and protection from vermin, mold and other poor housing conditions. Earlier in the week, … Continue reading

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City Council Declares Affordable Housing Emergency for 12th Year in a Row

By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh and Peggy Pico The San Diego City Council declared an affordable housing emergency for the 12th year in a row on Monday. San Diego is tens of thousands of units short of the goal for … Continue reading

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Dueño negligente de propiedades recibe 500 mil dólares en subsidios públicos albergando a los pobres

Brian O’Shea en su casa el 19 de diciembre de 2014. FOTO CORTESÍA DE BRIAN MYERS Por Megan Burks Brian O’Shea convirtió su departamento de City Heights en su hogar. Una bandera de los Chargers cubre su pared principal. Varias … Continue reading

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La aplicación deficiente de los códigos en la ciudad de San Diego permite que los propietarios problemáticos continúen con sus negocios

Arriba: El personal del Departamento de Cumplimiento de Códigos de la ciudad atiende numerosas quejas aisladas cada año, sin embargo, no hace lo suficiente para obligar a los infractores a rendir cuentas. Los residentes y personal de la ciudad han … Continue reading

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Wait Times Grow Longer In San Diego For Section 8 Housing

By Megan Burks San Diegans who receive rental assistance are having a harder time finding landlords willing to accept their Section 8 vouchers. San Diego Housing Commission Vice President Jeff Davis said the house hunt for Section 8 tenants has … Continue reading

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Landlord Got $500K in Public Subsidies While Maintaining Substandard Conditions

Brian O’Shea found roaches, a gas leak, a busted oven and a lukewarm refrigerator in his City Heights apartment when he moved in. | Photo Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Megan Burks Brian O’Shea has made … Continue reading

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