Ending Homelessness

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.


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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.

Homeless Veterans

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.

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) is designed to be the first step to prevent homelessness and to help homeless individuals and families move toward safe and healthy living. Funding comes from HUD.

  • 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)

Housing 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).

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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 end homelessness.
Learn more about WeAllCount and the Regional Task Force on the Homeless campaign.