Affordable Housing

CHCDC Affordable Housing

When people in need access quality affordable housing, good things happen.


To increase the quality and availability of affordable housing for low-income residents in City Heights


CHCDC began acquiring rental property in the early-1990s. Since then our affordable housing communities remain a platform for the delivery of our vibrant programs. Our housing program is designed to provide quality housing needs, enhance neighborhood environments and encourage community pride and involvement. All of the apartments are located in various City Heights neighborhoods; the majority of which are for families considered very low to low income (60% area median income or under).

Currently, CHCDC is a managing or co-general partner in three Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) properties, a total of 346 units of affordable housing in City Heights. In February 2014 Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation and CHCDC completed the 4% LIHTC partnership of ten scattered sites (132 units) that the CDC owned since the early to mid 1990s. At two properties, Hollywood Palms (94 units) and Metro Villas (120 units), CHCDC is in partnership with two other San Diego County based housing providers. City Heights CDC also owns a 20-apartment properto on 53rd street. We strive not only to provide affordable living, but more specifically QUALITY affordable housing. All of our housing is reserved for households that do not exceed a certain level of income.


  • Monthly social events and meetings to promote resident involvement
  • Monthly exterior site inspections by staff and management company
  • Ongoing compliance with regulating agencies
  • Annual capital improvement plans to preserve housing for the future


Housing Highlights:

Talmadge Gateway: in partnership with Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation, CHCDC is developing a new property on the corner of Euclid Avenue and El Cajon Boulevard that will serve at risk seniors. In addition to the 60 apartments, there will be retail and office spaces on the ground floor.

Casa del Sol: The City of San Diego’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program awarded funds to CHCDC to rehabilitate Casa del Sol apartments. Residents will receive new kitchen and bath cabinets, countertops and flooring. A fully compliant ADA parking space will be created in the parking lot.

San Diego Community Land Trust: CHCDC is providing project and construction management services to the San Diego Community Land Trust’s project in Lemon Grove. Nine new homes will be constructed on land the SDCLT will obtain from the City of Lemon Grove. Residents will own the home but lease the land from the SDCLT.


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