Homelessness Statistics for San Diego, CA

, California

Total Homeless persons in San Diego County California in 2019

8,102

There are an estimated 8,102 homeless individuals in San Diego County California. That is a -6% change from 2018.

The homelessness statistics listed are collected from HUD and from the Homeless Shelter Directory database for 2019

Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals in families

1201

There are 1201 in San Diego that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

218

There are 218 in San Diego that - together with other family members - are unsheltered
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals

2425

There are 1201 in San Diego that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

4258

There are 1201 in San Diego that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

375

There are 375 in San Diego that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

86

There are 86 in San Diego that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Total Homeless families in San Diego County California in 2019

461

There are an estimated 8,102 homeless individuals in San Diego County California. That is a -6% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in San Diego County California

Total Chronic Homeless in San Diego County California

1583

There are -408 less homeless individuals in San Diego County California than in 2018. That is a -20% drop .

What is Chronic Homeless?

Chronic homelessness refers to people who have found themselves experiencing homelessness repeatedly and is often accompanied with mental ilness or substance abuse.

Chronically homeless individuals have been on the streets for a long time, potentially years.

Sheltered Chronic

Sheltered chronic

666

There are 375 in San Diego that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

917

There are 86 in San Diego that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Veteran Homelessness in San Diego County California

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

644

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

424

Total Veteran Homeless

1068

There are more homeless individuals in San Diego County California than in 2018. That is a % increase.

Youth Homelessness in San Diego County California

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

209

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

405

Total Homeless Youth

614

There are -262 more homeless youths in San Diego County California than in 2018. That is a -30% drop .

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in San Diego County California

10,403

This figure represents the total number of beds available in all categories of Housing.

Total number of shelters in San Diego County California

23

What are Emergency Shelters?

Emergency Shelters are places where the homeless can find a safe place to stay in case of sudden loss of housing. There are about 1986 emergency shelter beds in San Diego County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 1873 Transitional Housing beds in San Diego County.

What is Permanent Supportive Housing?

Permanent Supportive Housing is a long-term housing service for the elderly or vulnurable population struggling to stay above the poverty line. There are about 4177 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in San Diego County.

What is Rapid Re-Housing?

Rapid re-housing is a short-term rental assistance service with the purpose of helping people obtain housing quickly, increase self- sufficiency, and stay housed. There are about 1525 Rapid Re-Housing beds in San Diego County.

San Diego County, California Homeless Shelters and Services

23 Homeless Shelter Listings in San Diego County

San Diego Residential Substance Abuse Recovery

San Diego Residential Substance Abuse Recovery

San Diego, CA

Offers a residential recovery program for homeless men with co-occurring disorders including substance abuse and mental illness. In order to be admitted, must be homeless men ages 18 ye [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Aug 15, 2018
St. Vincet de Paul Village

St. Vincet de Paul Village

San Diego, CA

Services for the homeless and those with needs. Open 24 hours a day.Housing    Shelter Diversion    Rapid Re-housing    Emerg [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 21, 2015
Belinda's Place

Belinda's Place

Lakeside, CA

Continuum of Care (CoC) Program designed to end homelessness. Residential Care Facility for the Elderly who are medically fragile. Wheel Chair accessible and ADA compliant. Single and double rooms ava [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jan 19, 2015
Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego

Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego

San Diego, CA

The mission of Homeless Men's Services is to provide men with tools to improve their quality of life, retain their personal dignity and be welcomed back into their communities. Emergency [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 18, 2017
San Diego Maternity Shelter

San Diego Maternity Shelter

San Diego, CA

Provides safe and secure shelter with transitional living services for pregnant and parenting young women and their dependent children. MSP program assists pregnant and parenting young women that are [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 22, 2020
Nueva Vida Haven Emergency Shelter for Women and Children

Nueva Vida Haven Emergency Shelter for Women and Children

San Diego, CA

Provides an emergency overnight shelter for single women and women with children. Walk in nightly between 5:30pm-7:00pm at 120 Elm Street, San Diego, 92101. Clients are not allowed on the property bef [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 12, 2011
San Diego Rescue Mission Men's Center Long Term

San Diego Rescue Mission Men's Center Long Term

San Diego, CA

Men's Center (12-month residential recovery program) San Diego Rescue Mission is here to help meet the physical, spiritual and recovery needs of all homeless, poor and addicted men throug [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 12, 2011
San Diego Travelers Aid Society

San Diego Travelers Aid Society

San Diego, CA

Provides information and referral to the general population, and refers qualified homeless persons to shelter if shelter is available. Travelers Aid is the only agency in San Diego County making refer [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 12, 2011
Cortez Hill Family Center

Cortez Hill Family Center

San Diego, CA

The Cortez Hill Family Center for homeless families is a program of the City of San Diego, administered by the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) and operated by Alpha Project for the Homeless.  [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Nov 7, 2019
Residential Treatment Recovery Housing

Residential Treatment Recovery Housing

San Diego, CA

Offers a residential recovery program for homeless men with co-occurring disorders including substance abuse and mental illness. Intake Procedure: phone or walk in with a referral from [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 12, 2011
Father Joe's Villages San Diego Day Center - Adult Men and Women

Father Joe's Villages San Diego Day Center - Adult Men and Women

San Diego, CA

Provides basic needs and social services to adults experiencing homelessness or who are at-risk of homelessness. Amenities include a safe place to rest during the day, restrooms, laundry, storage, sho [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 12, 2011
Inland Service Center

Inland Service Center

Escondido, CA

If you are in need of help from any of our programs and services, please understand that we cannot evaluate your needs through email or over the phone. You must come to one of our service centers duri [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 20, 2018
Rachel's Night Shelter For Women - Catholic Charities

Rachel's Night Shelter For Women - Catholic Charities

San Diego, CA

Provides a safe and sober overnight shelter for homeless women. Shower and laundry facilities are available, and dinner is served. Phone or walk in; clients can call between 7:30am-8:30am for bed avai [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 12, 2011
La Posada de Guadalupe Shelter

La Posada de Guadalupe Shelter

Carlsbad, CA

Provides short-term housing and case management for homeless men and long-term housing for employed farm workers in North County.Please call each morning between [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 5, 2018
South Bay Community Services

South Bay Community Services

Chula Vista, CA

SBCS provides housing and services for the following groups defined as homeless:    Domestic Violence Victims and their families escaping domestic violence    [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Dec 25, 2020
Escondido Family Services Salvation Army

Escondido Family Services Salvation Army

Escondido, CA

Provides emergency assistance to persons in need, including food and formula and/or diapers when available. Also provides referrals to other agencies. Transitional case management is required for othe [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 12, 2011
Tikkun Home Temporary Emergency Shelter Women

Tikkun Home Temporary Emergency Shelter Women

Escondido, CA

Provides temporary emergency shelter for homeless mentally or emotionally disturbed women. All meals are provided in a home-like setting. Case planning, counseling, and advocacy are offered. Referral [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 12, 2011
New Resolve Residential Program Transitional Substance Abuse Program

New Resolve Residential Program Transitional Substance Abuse Program

Escondido, CA

Provides long-term, transitional shelter for homeless males and females with a history of substance abuse. Offers job training, job placement, and supportive services. 33 of program beds are for Veter [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 12, 2011
East County Transitional Living Center

East County Transitional Living Center

El Cajon, CA

PHone: 619-442-0457 extension: 1118 We are a transitional living center, in el cajon. We offer 5 different avenues of assistance. 1. Our voucher program to homeless families, single parents w/c [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 22, 2011
Hidden Valley House

Hidden Valley House

Escondido, CA

Provides temporary, emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence and their children. Offers safety planning, crisis counseling, advocacy services and assistance with obtaining long-term [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 5, 2018
Interfaith Community Services Coastal Service Center

Interfaith Community Services Coastal Service Center

Oceanside, CA

PROGRAMSWhile Interfaith offers our community over 50 different programs and services, they are all segmented into the following five clusters:    Housing & [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 10, 2020
Urban Street Angels at Mission Gathering Church

Urban Street Angels at Mission Gathering Church

San Diego, CA

Urban Street Angels, a 501(c)3 organization, offers a shelter on Tuesday nights with a focus on transitional age youth (TAY). We provide dinner, breakfast the next morning, and a safe place to sleep, [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 19, 2016
Santee Food Bank

Santee Food Bank

Santee, CA

Santee Food Bank is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 8am to 11am [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Dec 3, 2020

Point-In-Time Count Summary

Total Homeless Total Families Total Chronic Total Veterans Total Youth
2015
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
2849
3912
1737
244


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


544
87


298
1249


750
631


273
352
2015 Total 8,742 631 1,547 1,381 625
2016
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
2297
4658
1432
282


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


469
76


258
1087


584
572


257
573
2016 Total 8,669 545 1,345 1,156 830
2017
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
2243
5328
1296
293


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


423
91


334
1754


613
454


277
883
2017 Total 9,160 514 2,088 1,067 1,160
2018
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
2387
4676
1199
314


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


381
102


646
1345


653
659


186
690
2018 Total 8,576 483 1,991 1,312 876
2019
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
2425
4258
1201
218


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


375
86


666
917


644
424


209
405
2019 Total 8,102 461 1,583 1,068 614
*Key
  • SI: Individuals in shelters
  • UI: Unsheltered individuals
  • IFS: Individuals in families shelters
  • UIF : Unsheltered individuals in families
  • S: Sheltered
  • H: Homeless

Homelessness Behavioral and Performance Statistics

Avg days* Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Return rate* Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months 1st time* Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Temp 2 Perm* Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Supp 2 Perm* Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH
2015 148 13.0% 8358 42.0% 92.5%
2016 150 14.7% 8898 43.4% 92.4%
2017 146 13.7% 8968 43.5% 94.6%
2018 139 12.1% 8653 43.8% 94.2%
2019 155 10.1% 6761 42.0% 94.4%
*Key
  • Avg days: Average Length of Time Homeless (days)
  • Return rate: Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months
  • 1st time: Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time
  • Temp 2 Perm : Rate People Exit from Emergency Shelters, Supportive Housing, Transitional Housing, and Rapid Re-housing to Permanent Housing
  • Supportive 2 Perm: Rate People in Permanent Supportive Housing and Other Permanent Housing Retain or Exit to Permanent Housing

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