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Virtual Press Conference to Release “Equity and Climate for Homes,” New Report and Maps on Success of San Diego’s Housing Bonus Program

MEDIA ADVISORY  – July 14, 2020

Contact: Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel

619-567-6856 | [email protected]

Virtual Press Conference to Release “Equity and Climate for Homes,” New Report and Maps on Success of San Diego’s Housing Bonus Program

On July 15th, nonprofit think tank Circulate San Diego will host a virtual press conference to release “Equity and Climate for Homes,” a geographic analysis of the Affordable Homes Bonus Program, the City of San Diego’s innovative policy to produce more affordable and market-rate homes. Note, this press conference has been rescheduled to this date (7/15) from an earlier date that had to be postponed.

Equity and Climate for Homes” shows that a large share of projects using San Diego’s bonus program are located near transit and in high opportunity areas.

When: Wednesday, July 15, 10:30 am

Where: Zoom Link: (full Zoom information below)


  • Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel, Circulate San Diego 
  • Laura Nunn, Director of Policy, San Diego Housing Federation
  • Matthew Vasilakis, Co-Director of Policy, Climate Action Campaign

What: In 2016, the City of San Diego adopted an Affordable Homes Bonus Program (AHBP), that expanded benefits provided by California’s Density Bonus Law. In May, Circulate released “Good Bargain,” which shows how the program is increasing production of both market-rate and deed-restricted affordable homes.

Geographic analysis from Circulate San Diego shows that San Diego’s AHBP results in the construction of affordable homes predominantly within a half-mile of a high performing transit stop, even though AHBP projects are not required to be located near transit. It also shows that a majority of AHBP projects are located in high and highest resource Census tracts, providing residents of affordable homes access to better parks, schools, and other opportunities. The report “Equity and Climate for Homes,” which includes illustrative maps, will be released on Tuesday morning following the press conference.

San Diego’s AHBP enhancements are also proposed for extension throughout California by AB 2345, authored by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez. The bill made it through the Assembly and is now awaiting July hearings in the State Senate.

Zoom Information:

Circulate San Diego is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: AHBP Press Conference

Time: Jul 15, 2020 10:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


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Meeting ID: 813 9936 7573

Password: 725828

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About Circulate San Diego

Circulate San Diego is a regional nonprofit think tank dedicated to advancing mobility and making the region a better place to move, work, learn and play. Our work focuses on creating great mobility choices, more walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, and land uses that promote sustainable growth. For more information, go to