The parcel containing the old Mission Hills Public Library is one slated for development.
The parcel containing the old Mission Hills Public Library is one slated for development. Image from Google Maps

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer made eight city properties available Tuesday for development of 200 units of  permanent supportive housing for seniors and veterans.

The city chose the eight properties after analyzing dozens for their housing development potential and consulting with multiple City Council offices. The developed properties would provide permanent housing with supportive services like social and health assistance to help seniors, veterans and disabled people maintain their independence.

“There’s a big need for permanent supportive housing that provides on-site assistance to seniors, veterans and others who would otherwise struggle trying to live on their own,” Faulconer said. “We’ve also identified sites in neighborhoods across the city to make sure every community is doing its fair share to address the housing crisis.”

The properties are located in City Heights, Southeast San Diego, Linda Vista, Mission Hills, Serra Mesa and Miramar Ranch.

The city plans to formally issue a request for proposals on five of the properties next month and a second RFP on the remaining properties at a to-be-determined date. The city expects to present the winning proposals to the council later this year.

— From Staff and Wire Reports

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.