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Resources for Renters and Housing

As one of only five renters in the entire California State Legislature, I have experienced the struggles of finding the perfect rental in San Diego County. Additionally, we are in the midst of a housing affordability crisis, and I know that many people are struggling to find housing they can afford on top of the cost of bills and daily life. I have compiled several local resources that may be helpful for renters and people struggling with housing. (updated Nov. 2023)

Community Resource Center

650 2nd St, Encinitas, CA 92024 | 760-753-1156 |

The Community Resource Center is available to assist people experiencing or at risk of homelessness with housing resources, rental assistance, financial education, and individualized support. They are also able to help with CalFresh benefit enrollment and case management. Click here to visit their website.

CSA San Diego County

327 Van Houten Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020 | 619-444-5700 |

CSA San Diego is a local nonprofit that advocates for fair housing opportunities for all people, and can assist with mediating landlord/tenant issues. Click here to visit their website.

San Diego Housing Commission

1122 Broadway, Ste 300, San Diego, CA 92101 | 619-231-9400

The San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) is a nationally-renown public housing agency that aims to find creative solutions to fight housing insecurity for all people. They run three major programs in San Diego County: administering federal rental housing assistance for more than 16,000 low-income households annually, working with local governments to find solutions for homelessness, and developing affordable housing units through partnerships and investments. Click here to visit their website.

City Affordable Housing Programs

Click on the name of your city to view specific affordable housing programs in your area. Additionally, the cities of Coronado, Del Mar, and Solana Beach are also served by the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego, who administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Below this entry, you will find a list of the Housing Authorities serving the cities of Carlsbad, Encinitas, and San Diego.