7. Housing Opportunities Collaborative
Housing Opportunities Collaborative (HOC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization consisting of HUD approved housing counseling agencies, community and nonprofit organizations, and city jurisdictions that support all aspects of homeownership and housing rights and responsibilities. http://sandiego.myhousingforall.org (619) 283-2200
8. Regional Task Force on the Homeless
RTFH is the sole resource for managing a County-wide homeless management information system (HMIS) that enables service providers to track persons served, to refer individuals and families to critical resources, and to gather key demographic data and to understand trends in homelessness. http://www.rtfhsd.org (858) 292-7627
9. Supportive Housing Program (SHP)
SHP is a federal grant program designed as part of the Continuum of Care strategy, to promote the development of housing and supportive services to assist homeless persons in the transition from streets and shelters to permanent housing and maximum self-sufficiency. http://www.co.san-diego.ca.us/sdhcd/homeless/supportive_housing_program.html.
10. Cold Weather Shelter Voucher Program
The program typically runs from late November through April and provides vouchers for hotel/motel rooms for families with children, the disabled, and the elderly during the winter season. Catholic Charities administers this program for San Diego County, coordinating with various community-based homeless service agencies from around the region. http://www.co.san-diego.ca.us/sdhcd/homeless/shelter_voucher.html.
For more information on the Cold Weather Shelter Voucher Program, please call 2-1-1, press one for English, and ask the operator for information about hotel/motel vouchers.
11. Housing Resources Directory
The Housing Resources Directory was prepared by the County of San Diego’s Department of Housing and Community Development to provide residents and the community agencies that serve them with information on housing resources available to low and moderate income households.
http://www.co.san-diego.ca.us/sdhcd/docs/housing_resource.pdf. The City of San Diego has a similar resource. Please visit the City’s Housing Directory, http://www.sandiego.gov/housing/
12. Fair Housing Program
The County of San Diego’s Fair Housing Program strives to reduce housing discrimination in the housing rental, sales, lending, and insurance markets on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, familial status (presence of children), or handicap, in compliance with the Fair Housing Act.
http://www.co.san-diego.ca.us/sdhcd/renters/fair_housing.html. For North County Lifeline, please call (866) 954-3354 x6226. To reach The Center for Social Advocacy, please call (619) 444-5700. For South Bay Community Services, please call (619) 420-3620 x140.
13. Corporation for Supportive Housing, Housing Inventory
The 2012 Housing Inventory is a compilation of emergency, transitional, and permanent housing, along with short-term acute residential, residential recovery and residential treatment housing. The Housing Inventory is a list of housing that is made available to persons with mental illness.
14. California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA)
For more than 35 years, CalHFA has supported the needs of renters and first-time homebuyers by providing financing and programs that create safe, decent and affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate income Californians. Established in 1975, CalHFA was chartered as the State’s affordable housing bank to make low interest rate loans through the sale of tax-exempt bonds. A completely self-supporting State agency, bonds are repaid by revenues generated through mortgage loans, not taxpayer dollars. http://www.calhfa.ca.gov (877) 922-5432
15. Independent Living Association
The Independent Living Association (ILA) Directory is a central place to find quality Independent Livings to fit your needs. The ILA Directory showcases high quality Independent Livings in San Diego County and is the premier referral source for hospitals, discharge planners, residents and family members. The Directory includes a comprehensive list of Independent Livings and highlights Independent Livings that meet ILA Quality Standards, as evaluated by a peer review process. The Directory includes photos and information and is searchable by area, price and amenities. http://www.ilasd.org (858) 609-7960
Mental Health Resources
1. San Diego Access and Crisis Line
For mental health information and emergency services only, call (888) 724-7240.