Safe Sleeping Program
The City of San Diego established the Safe Sleeping Program, which offers safe, legal camping space as an alternative to traditional congregate shelters for people experiencing homelessness.
- Must be homeless as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) & be willing to self-certify as homeless as part of the enrollment process.
- Must be 18 years old or older.
- Reside in the City of San Diego.
- Required to sign a Terms of Service Agreement.
- Acknowledge the Rules and Regulations of the site.
What to Know About City Safe Sleeping Sites
Enter and exit freely
What's Not Allowed
On-site drug or alcohol use
Missed curfew 3+ times
Registered sex offender
Yes. Pets are limited to domesticated animals. Generally, there are no restrictions on the size or breed of the pet that the client may bring in unless mandated by the service provider’s insurance carrier.
Clients are responsible for all aspects of the animal's care, maintenance and well-being.
All City-funded Safe Sleeping sites are considered low barrier. Per federal guidelines, sobriety or participation in supportive services is not required.
Yes. Couples are welcome. The tents are considered four-person tents and can accommodate couples to stay together.