Receives $5 Million Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant to Help End Homelessness for Families in San Diego

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About the RTFH CEO

Learn more about the CEO of the
Regional Task Force on Homelessness, Tamera Kohler.

Point-in-Time #WeAllCount

Volunteer registration is NOW open for the 2023 #WeAllCount Annual Homeless Census to be held on Thursday January 26, 2023. To learn more about the #WeAllCount click here.
To sign up to volunteer, please register through our volunteer portal.

New Reports to Better Understand Entries to and Exits from Homelessness

To provide the San Diego region with a better understanding of the homelessness crisis, the RTFH has begun publishing a new report that highlights how many people enter and exit homelessness each month throughout San Diego County.

RTFH’s data team has compiled this first-of-its-kind monthly data report with the help of homeless service providers from across the region. This initial release of data is broken down over the past 12 months. Moving forward, RTFH will update these statistics each month. On average, over the last 12 months, 10 people found housing for every 13 people who experienced homelessness for the first time.

Please click on the buttons below to view the reports.

Regional Community Action Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness in San Diego

The Regional Task Force on Homelessness unveiled its first-ever Regional Community Action Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness in San Diego through a housing-focused, equity-driven, and person-centered system of care. The new plan sets forth a shared vision, identifies system and resource gaps, and promotes evidence-based approaches with the goal of ending homelessness in the next five years in our region. This “Plan of Plans” incorporates federal, state and local plans to streamline the San Diego region’s needs and create implementable solutions.

Continuum of Care San Diego City and County Action Plan: Addressing Homelessness Among Black San Diegans

This document represents the hard work that members of the Ad Hoc Committee to Address Homelessness Among Black San Diegans have invested over the last year to fully understand the racial disparities that impact our homelessness system.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO, formerly known as NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition on August 1, 2022.

On June 22, 2022, HUD released a Supplemental NOFO to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness to target efforts to reduce unsheltered homelessness, particularly in communities with very high levels of unsheltered homelessness and  homelessness in rural areas. 

Effective Messaging Strategies for Housing as a Solution to Homelessness

Compared to many other US cities that implemented successful evidence-based interventions to homelessness, the concept of adopting “Housing First” models has been comparatively less well received in the San Diego region despite the foundational role it plays in the region’s homeless service system. Over the past year, Funders Together to End Homelessness San Diego (FTEHSD) led a multi-faceted research campaign to determine which messaging is most effective in ensuring that San Diegans consider housing as a solution to homelessness. Read more about this campaign and its findings below.

Statement on Racial Inequality and Action

The Regional Task Force on Homelessness stands in solidarity with our member organizations and community members in condemning the violence and injustice perpetrated against Black Americans.

Homelessness disproportionately affects people of color in the San Diego region and reflects the economic and racial divides that persist in this country. The RTFH is committed to addressing racial inequality and amplifying the perspectives of people of color with lived experience in our work, communication, and organizational decision-making.

About RTFH

The board, members and staff of RTFH are the driving force behind the work that we do.

About CoC

We provide essential data and insights on the issue of homelessness for the San Diego Region.

Funding

RTFH offers several diverse funding opportunities and information for grant recipients.

Impact by Numbers

Working with our partner agencies in the Continuum of Care (CoC) and local and state agencies, we’re making a measureable difference in our mission to end homelessness.

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