$10 Million Capital Emergency Housing Solutions Grant Program

2023 NACo Achievement Award Winner

San Diego County, Calif., CA

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About the Program

Category: Community and Economic Development (Best in Category)

Year: 2023

The County of San Diego (County) Department of Homeless Services and Equitable Communities (HSEC) works with city jurisdictions, the Regional Task Force on Homelessness, and key community stakeholders across the San Diego region on solutions to address and end homelessness. One example of this collaborative effort is the $10M Capital Emergency Housing Grant program (Capital Grants) that was created in May 2022 to stimulate the development of new emergency shelter beds countywide. This program provided 18 incorporated cities in the region the opportunity to apply for funding to support the creation of new emergency housing solutions within their jurisdictions. Six (6) jurisdictions were granted funding to support nine (9) emergency housing projects which will create almost 400 new shelter beds with the San Diego County region.