What We Do

What We Do


The RTFH is the community’s data resource for understanding homelessness. What is being done? What more can we do? If you are interested in having us speak to your group, email our Speakers’ Bureau.


The RTFH works closely with many groups throughout our County to prevent, alleviate, and work towards an end to homelessness including:

  • Alliance for Regional Solutions (ARS) – North County San Diego Providers
  • County of San Diego
  • Downtown San Diego – Ending Homelessness Leadership Team
  • East Region Collaborative Network
  • Funders Together San Diego
  • Institute for Public Health – SDSU Research Foundation
  • Local Law Enforcement agencies – San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center
  • Point Loma Nazarene University
  • San Diego County Regional Continuum of Care Council (RCCC)
  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego Unaccompanied Youth Task Force
  • South Bay Homeless Advocacy Coalition
  • United Way
  • 25 Cities/Zero:2016
  • 211

The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

Service providers, municipalities, and many others rely on the HMIS to conduct case management, produce in-depth reporting, and a myriad of other important information management tasks. The RTFH provides help desk, technical training, reporting, and analysis for hundreds of unique local programs.


WeALLCount is an important annual event that assesses homelessness (on the street and in shelters) throughout San Diego County: how many, who, where, why, and other critical demographics. This information enables our region to implement services and to find solutions that enable individuals and families to become housed again.


We complete various reports that analyze key data that provides critical insights into homelessness in our County. Reports such as the Regional Homeless Profile (RHP) enables our community to better understand the myriad issues that contribute to homelessness. With the knowledge gained from this analysis, our community is best prepared to create effective strategies that lead to solutions.