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Old Family Courthouse in downtown San Diego being torn down for affordable housing



It will take about a month to get the old Family Courthouse in downtown San Diego demolished and the area cleaned up, and once it’s gone, work will begin on what will replace it -- brand new affordable housing units.

To be eligible for this affordable housing, a household must make less than 60% of the area's median income. For San Diego, according to the San Diego County website, it is less than $48,000 for one person. County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said the location plays a big part in this project.“Everyone wants affordable housing as long as it's not near them, but we know this is where housing needs to go. This location is in an urban environment in a downtown setting along transit corridors, walking distance to services is where we need to go,” Fletcher said. READ MORE