Action Needed: Stop Delaying Our Case!

December 14, 2020 Call on San Diego City Council to STOP delaying NAACP San Diego Branch & San Diego Tenant Union’s racial segregation case In March 2019, the NAACP San Diego Branch & San Diego Tenant Union (SDTU) sued San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) for racial segregation in its Section 8 program In May 2019, […]

U-T Article on Redlining

Sep 15, 2020 Ms. Lopez-Villafana & Ms. SchroederSan Diego Union-Tribune600 B Street, Suite 1201San Diego, CA 92101 Dear Ms. Lopez-Villafana and Ms. Schroeder, On behalf of NAACP San Diego Branch, I write to thank you for your excellent reporting on redlining in San Diego. Your reporting is vital. It helps our region understand how our […]

Housing Update

The NAACP San Diego Branch understands what a critical issue housing is. We will be having a meeting at 6pm on Friday, June 26th, to give you an update on our efforts, especially our lawsuit against the San Diego Housing Commission. We will also share ways that you can get involved in both solving San […]

The San Diego Housing Commission’s False Claims of Solidarity

June 12, 2020 With almost surgical precision, the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) has implemented policies and practices that perpetuate racial segregation and discriminate against communities of color. SDHC is a prime example of government-sponsored discrimination, racism, and segregation. Yet, SDHC CEO Rick Gentry just issued a statement purporting to stand with communities of color […]

Section 8 Lawsuit April Update

When is the next hearing for NAACP San Diego Branch’s lawsuit against San Diego Housing Commission? On Thursday, April 9, 2020, the federal court will consider our request to remand the case to state court. The federal court will also consider San Diego Housing Commission’s (SDHC) request to dismiss the state court claims, and SDHC’s […]

Section 8 Lawsuit Year-End Update

In 2020, NAACP San Diego continues fighting racial segregation through its lawsuit against San Diego Housing Commission.  The lawsuit challenges SDHC’s discriminatory and segregationist policy of setting the Section 8 voucher levels prohibitively low in predominantly white neighborhoods. SDHC’s policy effectively steers families with Section 8 – disproportionately racial minorities – to segregated, high poverty […]

November 1st Section 8 Lawsuit Hearing

As you know, the NAACP San Diego Branch is involved in a lawsuit to fight the San Diego Housing Commission’s discriminatory and segregationist practice of setting Section 8 voucher levels too low to allow access to all areas of our city. There will be a hearing on November 1st at 9:00 a.m. in Department 66 at 330 […]

September 13th Section 8 Lawsuit Hearing

Our President joined our Housing Chair, Carol Spong at the hearing on September 13th regarding our lawsuit against the San Diego Housing Commission, alleging that the way the Commission sets Section 8 voucher values, and its impact on people of color and low-income San Diego Residents, should be changed to be more equitable. We were […]

Attendance Needed: SDHC Lawsuit Hearing

SEPTEMBER 13th! As you know, the NAACP San Diego Branch is involved in a lawsuit to fight the San Diego Housing Commission’s discriminatory and segregationist practice of setting Section 8 voucher levels too low to allow access to all areas of our city. Low-income folks are a positive asset to a neighborhood when that neighborhood […]