Affordable Housing & Housing Solutions
San Diego County Resources
The link below list of affordable housing complexes and programs county-wide, which are arranged by city.
Rental Housing Search Engines
Below are some links to rental sites that can assist you with your housing search in the Imperial Beach area.
The search will automatically generate available rentals in the Imperial Beach area. If you wish to look outside the Imperial Beach area you can adjust your search area by choosing a different neighborhood or zip code in the search box.
Additionally, it can help to find a local realtor that works with renters to help you to narrow down your search.
Housing Choice Voucher Rental Assistance
(formerly known as Section 8)
This HUD funded program subsidizes the rents of qualified very low-income tenants to affordable levels. In general, to be eligible for a housing choice voucher, a household's income may not exceed 50% of the area median income (AMI) adjusted for household size. A family that is issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family's choice where the owner agrees to rent under the program.
For Imperial Beach residents, the Housing Choice Voucher Program is administered by the County of San Diego Housing Authority. You may apply in person or online. For all other cities, please contact the respective Housing Authorities administering the Housing Choice Voucher Program (other cities). If you are interested in learning about portability to or from Imperial Beach you must contact the County. For areas served by the County, as well as neighboring jurisdictions, please see the list provided here.
Who to Contact
Find a place to live using Affordable Housing's listing website for affordable housing.
Independent Living or Group Living Arrangements
Independent living is sponsored in privately-owned homes or complexes that provide housing typically for adults with mental illness and other disabling health conditions in a shared living environment. They serve residents that do not need medication oversight, are able to function without supervision, and live independently.
The Department of Developmental Services is responsible for designing and coordinating a wide array of services for California residents with developmental disabilities. These services and supports are provided through a statewide system of 21 locally-based regional centers. The San Diego Regional Center can be reached here.
We ask for worthy development proposals from nonprofit and for-profit developers through Requests for Proposals. These proposals must create or preserve affordable housing in the City of Imperial Beach.