RTFH Receives $5 Million Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant to Help End Homelessness for Families in San DiegoClick here for more information
Volunteer registration is NOW CLOSED for the 2023 #WeAllCount Annual Homeless Census to be held on Thursday January 26, 2023. We are no longer in need of volunteers for any of our site locations.
Thank you all for your support! To learn more about the 2023 #WeAllCount click here.
About the RTFH CEO
Learn more about the CEO of the
Regional Task Force on Homelessness, Tamera Kohler.
Recapping the 2022 RTFH Conference on Homelessness
Click here for photos, breakout session slideshows and more from our two-day conference.
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 button below to view the most recent report, or you can find past monthly reports on this page of the website.
The Regional Task Force on Homelessness unveiled its first-ever Regional Community Action Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness in San Diego (aka the “Regional Plan”) 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.
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.