San Diego housing cost
Illustration by Adriana Heldiz
San Diego housing cost
Illustration by Adriana Heldiz

If you’ve moved to San Diego – or even if you’ve lived here your whole life – you’ve probably noticed that it’s really expensive to find a place to live. The city has a large homeless population, the cost of rent eats away a bulk of our paychecks, and for most people, purchasing a home is out of reach. 

For years, we’ve been hearing about the housing crisis in San Diego and throughout the state of California. But why have things gotten so bad? 

In our newest San Diego 101 episode, hosts Adriana Heldiz and Maya Srikrishnan explain why housing is so expensive in San Diego and how a long legacy of racist housing policies have made the crisis even more acute for communities of color. 

Heldiz and Srikrishnan talk to Ricardo Flores, executive director of LISC, which helps finance affordable and homeless housing throughout the region, and Ginger Hitzke, an affordable housing developer, to explain how we got to today’s housing crisis and who the crisis hurts most. 

Listen Now

Spotify | Apple | RSS

Maya was Voice of San Diego’s Associate Editor of Civic Education. She reported on marginalized communities in San Diego and oversees Voice’s explanatory...

Join the Conversation

1 Comment

  1. Hey there!

    I just finished reading your blog post about the housing crisis in San Diego, and I wanted to drop by and leave a friendly comment. You did an excellent job shedding light on such an important issue that many people are facing in this beautiful city.

    It’s disheartening to hear about the challenges and hardships people are experiencing when it comes to finding affordable housing. San Diego is such a vibrant and desirable place to live, but the high cost of housing can be a major barrier for many individuals and families.

    I appreciate the way you presented the facts and statistics, making it clear that this is not just an isolated problem but a widespread crisis. It’s crucial for people to understand the root causes and complexities behind the issue, and your post did an excellent job of capturing that.

    Furthermore, I loved how you touched upon some potential solutions and initiatives that are being explored to address the housing crisis. It’s encouraging to know that there are efforts being made to find innovative and sustainable solutions, such as affordable housing projects and policy reforms. The more awareness we raise and the more support we give to these initiatives, the closer we can come to finding a resolution.

    Overall, your blog post was informative, well-researched, and thought-provoking. It’s crucial to continue having conversations about the housing crisis in San Diego and work towards finding viable solutions. Thank you for bringing attention to this pressing issue and for your efforts in making a positive impact in your community.

    Looking forward to reading more of your insightful posts!

Leave a comment
We expect all commenters to be constructive and civil. We reserve the right to delete comments without explanation. You are welcome to flag comments to us. You are welcome to submit an opinion piece for our editors to review.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.