Forum on Housing and Inequality in San Diego-- Setting a 5-year Applied Research Agenda (2019-2023)


Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center, San Diego State Univesity
Institute for Innovative Governance
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

The theme of the Housing Forum is “Housing and Inequality.” It addresses the dual and related
forces of housing unaffordability and inequalities in income, wealth and race. The housing market
can be seen as a giant apparatus that generates more wealth for people owning homes and
diminishing wealth for those who do not, disproportionately people of color. Further, the
subsidized housing stock is clearly inadequate to accommodate the increasing numbers in need. In
the City of San Diego, for example, the Section 8 waiting list has increased from 34,356 households
in FY 2012 to 91,644 in 2018.

The forum will document the myriad challenges related to housing affordability and social
inequality and establish a 5-year research agenda to gather critical data and support policy changes
in the San Diego Region. Possible policy changes are in three areas: 1) Protection of tenants; 2)
Preservation of existing affordable housing and; 3) Production of affordable housing; the so-called
three Ps.

Issues referenced by this event: