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Grants Available to Improve Neighborhoods  

The County of San Diego will once again be providing funds to people wishing to improve their neighborhoods.

The monies come from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), a federal flexible program that gives communities resources to address a wide variety of unique community development needs. Applications are being accepted now through Oct. 27, 2017.  Read more.


Grant Breathes New Life Into Aging Home

One Poway resident wasn’t sure where to turn when home repairs began to build up. He found a solution in a program that offers loans and grants to help with these fixes - The Home Repair Loans and Grants Program, administered by the County of San Diego Housing and Community Development Services.

There are specific requirements with this program; to see if you qualify, please call (858) 694-4847 or visit Home Repair Loans and Grants Program.

Learn more - watch the video:

Important Draft PHA plan comments due by March 27, 2017

We All Count

Give a voice to the Homeless –
join WeAllCount

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.


Opening doors

County Integrates HHSA, Housing Department

County of San Diego officials announced a significant organizational change to fully integrate health, human services and housing.  

The change will move Housing and Community Development Services into the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), which will further support the County’s efforts to address the needs of vulnerable residents, particularly homeless people with severe mental illnesses.  Read more.


Regional Effort to Revise Federal Funding Formula for Homeless Services

On May 17, 2016, HCD hosted a meeting of elected officials, local service providers, educators, funders and the media to coordinate a regional response to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's public comment period on the federal funding formula for homeless services.  

The decades-old formula puts San Diego at a disadvantage by underfunding critical programs.  In 2015, the San Diego region was 4th in the number of homeless and 22nd in ranking for overall homeless funding.   


Housing Program Gets Veterans Off the Streets

More than 500 homeless veterans have found hope thanks to the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program, or VASH. Watch the story of one veteran who has a new start. The rental assistance program needs more landlords. If you’re interested, call 858-694-4808.


Program Integrity Conference

Program Integrity Conference at HCDS!

We recently hosted more than 40 representatives from Public Housing Authorities across Southern California, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and HUD’s Office of Inspector General, for our 2nd Annual Program Integrity Conference. Guest speakers from the County Office of Ethics and Compliance and the California Department of Justice Office of the Attorney General shared tips on conducting program investigations and promoting program integrity. The group talked about tools, available resources, best practices to ensure compliance in rental assistance programs, and good stewardship of valuable public resources.

Learn more about our program integrity efforts: youtube.com.



To promote the diverse strengths and culture of the community we serve, the County of San Diego’s Housing and Community Development Services Arts Committee (pARTnerships) would like to announce a unique opportunity to showcase your artwork at our building. The pARTnerships Committee is seeking local artists (amateur and professional) to introduce and display their work to our employees and visitors. Please see the pARTnerships page for more details.




We produce several newsletters in the spring and fall of each year. Here are the current newsletters:

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher - Renter Newsletter

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher - Landlord Newsletter

Public Housing Newsletter

If you would like more information on a specific news item, please contact us:

General Information: (858) 694-4801