What We Do
The Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH) is an integrated array of stakeholders committed to preventing and alleviating homelessness in San Diego. We provide essential data and insights on the issue of homelessness, informing policy and driving system design and performance.
In January 2017, RTFH formally merged with the regional Continuum of Care (CoC), a consortium of representatives tasked with strategic planning and coordination of resources to strengthen our collective impact. Leveraging the comprehensive resources of the CoC, the new RTFH has become a singular organization with a singular goal: to end homelessness in the San Diego region.
Continuum of Care (CoC)
CoC is the Collaborative Applicant designated by The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
HMIS is a local web-based information technology system that San Diego’s CoC uses to capture and report on client, project, and system level information regarding homeless services utilization, performance and outcomes.
CES (Coordinated Entry System)
CES is a list of all of the people in the region experiencing homelessness, prioritized by community standards, to be referred to available housing inventory.
Learning collaboratives to facilitate sharing of provider expertise and intervention strategies as needed and provide feedback and recommendations to formal Board decision-making advisory groups.
Volunteers and outreach workers across the county will engage and survey those experiencing homelessness where they are at.