RTFH Changes its Name to Better Reflect the Reality of People Experiencing Homelessness

What may seem like a minor change is intended to send a very big message from the non-profit organization that leads, coordinates, promotes and advocates for innovative solutions to prevent and end homelessness in the San Diego region.

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About the RTFH CEO

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

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. 

RTFH 2020-21 Annual Report

The RTFH is excited to share its non-profit annual report for FY 20/21. This is the first annual report for the RTFH under the new bifurcated board structure with our own 501c3 non-profit board separate from the CoC Advisory Board. While the annual report highlights the accomplishments of the organization in the past year, much of these accomplishments would not have been possible without the strong support of community partners.

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.


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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