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SDSU Associated Students' Good Neighbor Program (GNP) will send students to meet with student neighbors about behavioral problems and consequences. GNP has produced a brochure about successfully living in residential communities with useful information for homeowners as well as renters.

How to Address Problems

Conflicts arise between neighbors in any community; areas near universities are further challenged by the impact of student housing. CVE is less affected than most university neighborhoods, in part because we are an engaged community. This page provides suggestions for addressing neighbor issues.

See the Laws & Regulations section for those city codes applying to all RS1 zone properties, but aimed at nuisance rentals. See Who to Call for city offices to report other problems, especially immediate issues such as very loud parties.

San Diego and the College Area have several resources designed to help resolve basic and/or on-going issues such as violations of  building codes (e.g. illegal garage conversions), commercial use of houses in violation of the Rooming House and Residential High Occupancy ordnances, and off street parking violations (common in college areas). CVEA and CACC both have committees which can advise and support ways of responding to code violations. You are encouraged to contact one of these committees because they know the codes and have developed working relationships with city enforcement offices. Documentation (photographs, a diary of events) is essential to getting help addressing code violations.

You are encouraged to try mediation rather than hostile confrontation to address on-going conflicts with a neighbor or property owner. San Diego has a very successful Conflict Resolution Center which handles neighbor conflicts free of charge. SDSU Associated Students’ Good Neighbor Program will send students to meet with student neighbors about behavioral problems and consequences.