“Connect. Support. House.” is the City’s comprehensive strategy to reduce homelessness in San Diego. Based on the principles of the regional community plan, the City’s approach relies on a variety of actions to address the needs and barriers specific to each person experiencing homelessness – helping everyone who wants a permanent home to find one.
Connect people to the City’s system of care, providing stability through shelters and programs that are a first step in the process to turning lives around.
Give people experiencing homelessness increased access to supportive services, including job training and counseling to help them get back on their feet, and housing navigators to help them find a permanent home.
Create more opportunities to end the cycle of homelessness through permanent housing.
Through a contract with the San Diego Housing Commission, the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), a nationally recognized consultant with broad expertise in homelessness, developed the City’s Community Action Plan on Homelessness. This is a comprehensive, 10-year roadmap that builds on recent progress, lays out short-term achievable goals and serves as a guide for long-term success. The City Council adopted the plan in October 2019.
To provide comprehensive assistance in addressing homelessness-related issues, the City of San Diego works in collaboration with regional partners including:
Among other services and solutions, the County of San Diego’s responsibilities include addressing the mental, physical and social well-being of our homeless populations.
The San Diego Housing Commission is recognized nationally as a model public housing agency, creating programs that provide housing opportunities for low-income and homeless individuals and families.
The San Diego Regional Task Force on the Homeless is an integrated body of stakeholders committed to preventing and alleviating homelessness.