The City of San Diego (City) Community Action Plan on Homelessness is a comprehensive, 10-year plan that builds on recent progress, lays out short-term achievable goals and will serve as a guide for long-term success in addressing homelessness.
On October 14, 2019, the San Diego City Council unanimously accepted the City’s Community Action Plan on Homelessness.
The Community Action Plan recommends the creation of a governance structure that supports cross-agency collaboration, systems-level thinking and accountability.
The Leadership Council regularly reviews progress on the Community Action Plan and provides direction to the Interagency Implementation Team. The Leadership Council includes agency leaders and community representatives, including a person with lived experience, business and philanthropic leaders.
The Interagency Implementation Team is a group of senior level staff from the main funding agencies and oversight structures in the City related to homelessness. The Team provides recommendations to the Leadership Council and carries out actions and activities to achieve the goals in the Action Plan based on priorities within the framework of the five foundational strategies.
|City of San Diego||Mayor||Mayor Todd Gloria|
|San Diego City Council||Council President||Council President Jennifer Campbell|
|County of San Diego||Chair, County Board of Supervisors||Supervisor Nathan Fletcher|
|San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC)||President and Chief Executive Officer||Richard C. Gentry|
|RTFH||Chief Executive Officer||Tamera Kohler|
|Philanthropic Organization||Lucky Duck Foundation||Peter Seidler|
|Individual with Lived Experience||PLE Advocacy||John Brady|
|Business Representative||SDG&E||Mitch Mitchell|
|San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC)||Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives||Lisa Jones|
|City of San Diego||Chief of Homelessness Strategies & Housing Liaison||Hafsa Kaka|
|Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH)||Chief Executive Officer||Tamera Kohler|
|San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC)||Project Manager for the Community Action Plan||Nancy Sa|
|San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC)||Vice President of Policy||Molly Chase|
|County of San Diego||Policy Advisor for Supervisor Nathan Fletcher||Sarah Dawe|
|Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH)||Chief Operations Officer||Lahela Mattox|
Leadership Council Memos
- July 20, 2021 – City Council
- March 18, 2021
- November 20, 2020
- August 3, 2020
- May 5, 2020
- February 11, 2020
- November 15, 2019
Community Action Plan Overview
Through a contract with SDHC on behalf of the City, the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), a nationally recognized consultant with broad expertise in the area of homelessness, developed this Community Action Plan.
The initial development of this plan included the creation of a Steering Committee that consisted of key staff members from major funding and policy-making agencies in the City of San Diego.
The Steering Committee included Keely Halsey, Chief of Homelessness Strategies & Housing Liaison for the Office of Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer; Molly Chase, Chief of Staff for San Diego City Councilmember Chris Ward; Tamera Kohler, Chief Executive Officer of the RTFH; and Lisa Jones, Senior Vice President of Homeless Housing Innovations for SDHC. The Steering Committee supported the work of CSH through all phases of the plan development.
The participation and input of more than 200 members of the community, including individuals who have experienced homelessness and those who regularly work directly with individuals experiencing homelessness, contributed to the development of the goals, principles, recommendations and strategies in this Community Action Plan.