Connections Housing Downtown/PATH Interim Bed Program

Connections Housing Downtown San Diego is a year-round, one-stop interim residential and service center designed to reduce street homelessness by providing permanent housing to homeless San Diegans in the surrounding downtown neighborhoods. The City-sponsored center provides 223 housing units - 73 permanent studios and 150 interim housing units, including 16 special needs units - a health center and various social services.

Connections Housing's Interim Housing program is a 30 to 90 day program, co-operated by Alpha Project and People Assisting the Homeless (PATH). The program is geared to prepare individuals who are homeless, chronically homeless, and/or deemed vulnerable or at risk on the streets for permanent housing. Interim Housing accommodates 150 people at one time, and is intended to quickly move people off the street. With more than 30 nonprofit partners on-site, PATH is able to provide an array of services and support to its clients and residents each day. In addition to the one-on-one case management provided by PATH & Alpha Project, Connections Housing offers support services each week from its PATH Depot community partners, ranging from employment support, mental health services, recovery support groups, faith programs, and more.

The San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC), the program administrator, also supports the public-private collaboration with federal Project-Based Housing Vouchers helping to fund the housing units. SDHC has awarded 89 federal housing vouchers to support permanent residential studios and 16 interim beds for people with special needs. An additional 50 housing vouchers help formerly homeless individuals, who are ready to transition out of Connections Housing and find housing in the community while they continue to receive supportive services from (PATH) San Diego.

For more information on housing and services offered by Connections Housing, please visit the Connections Housing Downtown San Diego website. Interested individuals may also contact PATH at 619-810-8600 or [email protected]; or PATH Outreach at 619-786-2809 or [email protected].