Housing and Community Development Services Announcements

Housing and Community Development Services Announcements

Coronavirus (COVID-19) HCDS Updates

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The County of San Diego Housing and Community Development Services (HCDS) is launching the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The program aims to provide rental assistance to income-qualifying rental households experiencing financial hardships due to COVID-19 in specific areas of the County. The program will provide a grant of up to $1,500 per month for two months emergency rental costs distributed in the form of a payment direct to one’s landlord or property management company. Awards will be selected through a random lottery.

Applications are now closed. We will update information on this website if more funding becomes available.

Who Qualifies for Assistance?

To qualify, a household must:

  • Be residents of the unincorporated County, or the incorporated cities of Coronado, Del Mar, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, Poway, and Solana Beach. Please check here to find out your location before applying.
  • Earn at or less than 60% Area Median Income as of January 2020. Income eligibility is determined both by total household income and number of persons residing in the unit. Please check your income on the chart below.


Family Size

Income Limit (60% Area Median Income)

1 $48,540
2 $55,440
3 $62,400
4 $69,300
5 $74,880
6 $80,400
7 $85,980
8 $91,500


  • Have experienced a financial hardship directly related to COVID-19. This includes a loss of income due to job loss, reduction in houses, furlough, or compliance with public health orders to self-quarantine.
  • Not receive any other forms of rental assistance payment.
  • Have an eligible immigration status (U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, etc.)

How can I apply?

Applications are now closed


Coronavirus (COVID-19) HCDS Updates

The temporary suspension on evictions are in place for San Diegans experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. Please see below for information on the temporary prohibitions on evictions and the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego's (HACSD) housing policies to address COVID-19.

Inspections - The Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection process has temporarily changed.

CARES Act HUD Waivers - HACSD has adopted the broad level CARES Act HUD Waivers.

Moratoriums - Federal, State and Local Moratoriums.

Temporary Suspension on Evictions - Tenant concerns regarding rent and the temporary suspension of evictions for non-payment of rent. 

HOME and HOPWA Waivers - HACSD has adopted the HOME and HOPWA Waivers

Notice of Funding Availability - No Place Like Home Program

The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Housing and Community Development Services (HCDS) is announcing the availability of funding for affordable multi-family supportive housing. Funds will be provided in the form of loans to successful applicants serving persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness.

Application submittals must be complete and in compliance with all of the specified application requirements set forth in the NOFA solicitation documents. Download application here.         

No Place Like Home FAQ's

For more information, please visit our website or contact Kelly Salmons  email or 858-694-4806, or you may also contact Felipe Murillo email or 858-694-4807.



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