Does the City’s affordable housing provider San Diego Interfaith Housing treat tenants in an arbitrary, unpredictable, discriminatory fashion and evict people without cause?

In response to a post on social media reflecting negatively on the City and its affordable housing manager, no, San Diego Interfaith Housing does not discriminate or evict people without cause. The City of Coronado has an inventory of 171 deed-restricted affordable housing units scattered throughout Coronado. The City has had a long-term agreement with San Diego Interfaith Housing since 2018 to renovate and manage a majority of the City's affordable housing units. Most recently, the City and San Diego Interfaith Housing celebrated the completion of work in September 2019 to rehabilitate 35 units at four facilities. The City believes Interfaith Housing, who has worked with Coronado over the past 10 years, is fair with its management of the City's low-income housing stock. San Diego Interfaith Housing Foundation is a nonprofit agency established in 1968 whose mission is to enrich the lives of low and moderate-income families, seniors and persons with disabilities through the provision of affordable housing. Interfaith has developed more than 1,500 affordable apartment homes in San Diego County. Coronado is a desirable community and many people want to live here. Other than the City's affordable housing inventory, there is a dearth of housing for low-income households. Qualifying to live in the Interfaith Housing-managed units here is important and the rules are inflexible. As with most property managers, and perhaps more so with state and federal regulations to follow, Interfaith is strict with those qualifying. Residency is based upon income limits. Failure to disclose income is one of the main reasons for evictions and future application rejections. In fact, if the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, which allocates federal and state tax credits to developers of affordable housing, discovers and reports a tenant whose household income is above the required qualification, Interfaith would be held liable for the loss of the tax credits for that unit in perpetuity. This would come in the form of an IRS penalty. Interfaith's strict approach has caused some to accuse the operator of having a discourteous demeanor. However, the City has never seen Interfaith attempt to discriminate on the basis of race or religion. Interfaith deals with income nondisclosure every year and all are treated in the same fair, professional and impartial manner. There are no exceptions. These types of complaints are rare in Coronado.

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1. What is the plan for addressing sewage coming from Mexico? – EPA has planned several projects to address cross-border sewage.
2. What is the status of funding for the EPA’s plan? – $494 million committed, $130 million still needed.
3. Will the proposed projects result in more raw sewage being discharged to the Ocean? – No! EPA’s plan will improve the status quo.
4. Will EPA’s plan reduce sewage coming from the San Antonio de las Buenos treatment plant further south in Mexico? – Yes! By as much as 95%.
5. Was the Coronado Senior Association moved out of the John D. Spreckels Center to make room for the City’s Cultural Arts senior management analyst?
6. Since the Spreckels Center does not have the word “senior” anywhere on the facility, does the City have a true “senior center” that addresses the needs of those 50 and older?
7. Do I have to recycle my food waste now that EDCO has announced its new Organic Recycling Program?
8. Why does the City waste money watering the synthetic turf at the Lawn Bowling Green?
9. Does the City’s affordable housing provider San Diego Interfaith Housing treat tenants in an arbitrary, unpredictable, discriminatory fashion and evict people without cause?
10. Are the current asphalt repairs simply “make-work” and unnecessary?
11. Are there fresh water aquifers in Coronado that could be used for a supply of potable water?
12. Did the City of Newport Beach successfully challenge a state law, Senate Bill 2, that mandates a city's zoning codes accommodate emergency shelters and transitional housing?
13. Did the new traffic signal at Alameda Boulevard and Fourth Street cause a back-up of traffic east of the intersection on Wednesday, November 6?
14. Does refinancing the former redevelopment agency’s bonds and loans create more density in Coronado?
15. Does the City’s affordable housing provider San Diego Interfaith Housing treat tenants in an arbitrary, unpredictable, discriminatory fashion and evict people without cause?
16. How can the City leave the lights on at the Coronado Public Library overnight especially during the current heat wave and with potential rotating outages?
17. How does a City get selected to Dr. Beach’s Top 10 Best Beaches in America list?
18. Is it true that enterococci bacteria can be caused by decaying kelp and why doesn’t the City think the current advisory at Avenida del Sol is related to sewage impacts from the Tijuana River or Mexico
19. Is the City going to make changes at Coronado Cays Park?
20. Is the City not respecting its beautiful historic sidewalks?
21. Is the City trying to extend San Diego’s Lindbergh Field into Coronado?
22. Is the water quality being affected in South Beach and is Central Beach being tested for the Fourth of July?
23. Is there still time to have a say on the Coronado Cays Park Master Plan?
24. It has been reported in national news stories based on a local report that the City of Coronado’s beach was closed for several weeks. Is that true?
25. Questions have come up in the community about what uses are allowed in the City of Coronado’s R-1A residential zoning code. What are those uses?
26. The City has fire rings at North Beach that get very busy during the summer. What is the City’s fire ring policy? How does the City monitor behavior at the fire rings and is it enough?
27. What are the white cones along the Silver Strand State Highway?
28. Is the National Citizen Survey conducted by the National Research Center valid?
29. What is the current status of the Golf Course Water Recycling and Turf Care Facility project or the environmental review? How are the potential environmental impacts being addressed?
30. What role does the City have in the redevelopment of the Coramart building and has the City prevented its redevelopment?
31. What was the odor in Coronado on Easter Sunday?
32. Why are there two construction sites at Spreckels Park? And why is the site near Seventh only a concrete pad?
33. Why is the City ending its participation in the Rotary Santa program?
34. Why isn’t the City extending service to the Cays this year?
35. Why were two palms recently removed from the beach?
36. Why is the Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp closed and when will it reopen?