HOUSING FIRST – SAN DIEGO
SDHC’s Homelessness Action Plan
The San Diego Housing Commission’s (SDHC) homelessness action plan, HOUSING FIRST – SAN DIEGO, is an effective, diverse funding and housing strategy that has created thousands of housing opportunities for individuals and families experiencing homelessness in the City of San Diego.
HOUSING FIRST – SAN DIEGO is rooted in the national “Housing First” model of addressing homelessness – to provide individuals experiencing homelessness with housing as quickly as possible, with supportive services as needed.
The current phase of HOUSING FIRST – SAN DIEGO launched on July 1, 2017. It builds on the accomplishment of the previous phases of this homelessness action plan, which launched on November 12, 2014.
November 12, 2014 – June 30, 2020:
9,232 housing opportunities created
- 761 New units – SDHC Board approved and/or under construction
- 8,471 Permanent housing opportunities created (completed developments [587 units], vouchers and other programs)
July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020
The programs of the current phase of HOUSING FIRST – SAN DIEGO created more than 6,400 housing opportunities as of June 30, 2020—more than double its three-year goal.