San Diego State University’s (SDSU) School of Public Affairs, Institute of Innovative Governance, held a Forum on Housing and Inequality on February 28. Housing on Merit’s Planning & Programming Coordinator, Vivian Preciado, attended the event addressing housing unaffordability in relation to inequalities of income, wealth and race. Additionally, the forum discussed San Diego’s inadequate supply of subsidized housing compared to increasing demand, and established a 5-year research plan to gather critical data needed for policy changes in the San Diego region. Policy changes proposed will be designed to protect tenants, preserve existing affordable housing and increase the production of affordable housing. City Council President, Georgette Gomez, was a guest speaker and Voices of Our City Choir performed.
February 28, 2019