A Little Bit About City Heights

City Heights is one of the most densely populated and afflicted areas in CA.  Despite its fantastic cultural diversity and the richness of the stories of hope and perseverance within the community, chances are that if you were looking to find a place to settle down and raise your kids City Heights would probably not be on the top of your list because of itís consistently high crime and poor performing schools.  The hard-working people in this neighborhood still technically have the opportunities that you and I do to achieve great things in their life and for their families, but their access to these opportunities are simply, severely limited.

 

Some quick facts about City Heights

q Over 70,000 people living within 40 square miles (seven times the CA average)

q 34 different dialects/ethnic groups

q Tens of thousands of refugees from Africa and South East Asia

q 70% of the community being the working poor from Latin American

q 5th and 6th generation welfare families

q A median family income of less than $19,000 a year

q Over 40% of the populations living below the federal poverty line

q The 2nd largest school district in CA with over $7 Billion in needed repairs 

 

An Excellent In-Depth History of City Heights from Price Charities Website: Part 1

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An Excellent In-Depth History of City Heights from Price Charities Website: Part 2

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Updates on City Heights from San Diego City Council District 3 (Toni Atkins' Office)

 

Updates on City Heights from San Diego City Council District 7 (Jim Madaffer's Office)

 

Updates from San Diego City Redevelopment Agency on the City Heights Redevelopment Project