1401 Imperial Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Open to the public
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – By appointment only (call 619-880-8810 to schedule)
Closed Saturday & Sunday
If you are experiencing homelessness, please visit the City of San Diego Homelessness Response Center (HRC) or contact us at [email protected]. You may also find out information from your local homeless service provider or outreach team. Walk-ins are welcome at the site.
In addition, you may make an appointment with a service provider. See the list of service providers below.
For more information, email [email protected] or call 619-880-8810
The City of San Diego Homelessness Response Center provides a broad range of services to help individuals and families experiencing homelessness on their path to permanent or longer-term housing.
The San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) operates and administers the HRC, in collaboration with the City of San Diego, People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), the Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH), and homelessness service providers.
The HRC provides two major programs on-site:
- System Navigation Services: Coordination of all activities to move someone from homelessness to permanent or longer-term housing.
- Support Services On-site: A variety of supportive services from multiple service providers to address individual needs of people experiencing homelessness.
All HRC services are focused on meeting the unique needs of each customer being served.
Programs also follow the “Housing First” approach to addressing homelessness. “Housing First” focuses on providing appropriate housing options as quickly as possible, with as few requirements or conditions as possible, and access to supportive services, as needed.
Navigating the Homelessness Response System
The HRC includes “system-navigation services” to coordinate all activities to move someone from homelessness to permanent or longer-term housing.
System navigators identify the needs of each individual or family, coordinate connection to housing resources, and facilitate placement into available housing options based on the needs of each household. System navigators work with individuals and families experiencing homelessness, homelessness service providers, permanent and longer-term housing programs, and community agencies to help with all of the steps necessary to connect and transition someone into housing.
The HRC also offers a range of supportive services onsite. Below is a list of service providers onsite, the services they offer and their schedules.