Ending Homelessness Overview
If you need a place to stay tonight or in the near future, please call 211 or visit the website: www.211sandiego.org.
We support and administer programs for homeless people through grants primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). We can help provide long-term housing, but there is a waiting list.
Are you Homeless in San Diego?
Are you looking for a permanent place to call home? The first step is completing the VI-SPDAT- a simple assessment to help providers determine your needs level. Learn more.
Homeless veterans can receive rental assistance, case management and clinical services under the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program, which we administer.
- If you are a homeless vet, please call (877) 4AID–VET or (858) 694-8788.
- This program combines HUD Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance with health and supportive services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
- ESG funds can be used by emergency shelters and other service providers for activities such as: renovation and conversion of buildings, street outreach, homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing, and data collection.
Continuum of Care (CoC)
The Continuum of Care (CoC) promotes the community-wide commitment to ending homelessness. CoC administers funding to nonprofit providers and state and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families.
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) is a federal
program that provides resources and incentives to develop long-term
strategies for housing and housing-related support services for
low-income people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Give a voice to the Homeless –
WeAllCount - San Diego’s Point-In-Time Count – is the annual
homeless census that helps us understand the scope of homelessness
in our region, so that we can improve our programs and services to
Learn more about WeAllCount and the Regional Task Force on the Homeless campaign.
Volunteer registration for the upcoming January 2017 Point-in-Time Count is now open – sign up online and help the effort to end homelessness.