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Unread 06-12-2013, 09:34 PM
 
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Default How Safe Is City Heights?

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I am on the Section 8 Voucher program and am considering moving to San Diego. A couple of people suggested I consider City Heights since the rent is affordable in this community. How safe is it in City Heights? That is my main concern.

Suzie
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Unread 06-12-2013, 09:36 PM
 
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I live in City Heights, and it just depends on what area. If you have a Section 8 voucher, it will give you the total amount of rent that is allotted for the voucher, so you can look in other areas.

Check out Craigslist and put Section 8 in the search box. Then come back on here and post the addresses of the apartment complexes that you find.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 10:18 PM
 
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Thank you Moved.

The following are some apartments I have found.

3835 Van Dyke Ave (Craigslist)
3832 EUCLID AVE (San Diego Housing Commission Website)
4225 Chamoune Avenue (Friend Suggestion)
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Unread 06-13-2013, 01:44 AM
 
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I wouldn't live there, and I'm hoping to move out of City Heights by the end of the year.

Your voucher doesn't restrict you to City Heights. If you do get an apartment in City Heights, you may not be happy with your neighbors. Try North Park and Normal Heights if you want to stay in the city, the areas are nicer.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 05:14 AM
 
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Thank you Moved. This helps a great deal in my decision. My original choice was to stay in North Park and the Hillcrest areas of San Diego, I am going to stick with that plan. Thank you again.

Suzie
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Unread 06-13-2013, 05:40 AM
 
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If you find that North Park and Hillcrest prove to be out of your reach (I really don't fully understand how Section 8 works) look again at Normal Heights. It is more affordable than North Park and Hillcrest. Correspondingly, if you find that you need to live in City Heights, try looking west of I-15 directly south of Normal Heights. I admit this is strictly a subjective impression, but I believe that part of City Heights is better than east of I-15.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 10:10 AM
 
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Thank you Moved. This helps a great deal in my decision. My original choice was to stay in North Park and the Hillcrest areas of San Diego, I am going to stick with that plan. Thank you again.

Suzie
I doubt very much if you'll find any place in Hillcrest that accepts Section 8. North Park and Normal Heights, yes, Hillcrest, no. I have a friend that was on Section 8 for a year. She wanted to move to South Park or Mission Hills, and Section 8 was not accepted anywhere there.
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