The Community Action Plan on Homelessness for the City of San Diego (City) is a comprehensive, 10-year plan that builds on recent progress, lays out short-term achievable goals and will serve as a guide for long-term success in addressing homelessness.
On October 14, 2019, the San Diego City Council unanimously accepted the Community Action Plan on Homelessness for the City of San Diego.
The Community Action Plan recommends the creation of a governance structure that supports cross-agency collaboration, systems-level thinking and accountability.
The Leadership Council regularly reviews progress on the Community Action Plan and provides direction to the Interagency Implementation Team. The Leadership Council includes agency leaders and community representatives, including a person with lived experience, business and philanthropic leaders.
The Interagency Implementation Team is a group of senior level staff from the main funding agencies and oversight structures in the City related to homelessness. The Team provides recommendations to the Leadership Council and carries out actions and activities to achieve the goals in the Action Plan based on priorities within the framework of the five foundational strategies.
Policy liaisons are representatives of key members of the Leadership Council and create opportunities for additional communication regarding the Implementation Team’s efforts and activities. These positions include the City of San Diego Mayor, the Chair of the County Board of Supervisors, the Interim CEO of the San Diego Housing Commission, and the CEO of the Regional Task Force on Homelessness.
|City of San Diego||Mayor||Mayor Todd Gloria|
|San Diego City Council||Council President||Council President Sean Elo-Rivera|
|County of San Diego||Chair, County Board of Supervisors||Supervisor Nora Vargas|
|San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC)||Interim President and Chief Executive Officer||Jeff Davis|
|Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH)||Chief Executive Officer||Tamera Kohler|
|Philanthropic Organization||Lucky Duck Foundation||Peter Seidler|
|Individual with Lived Experience||Lived Experience Advisors||John Brady|
|Business Representative||Sempra||Mitch Mitchell|
|San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC)||Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives||Lisa Jones|
|City of San Diego||Director, Homelessness Strategies and Solutions||Sarah Jarman|
|Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH)||Chief Operations Officer||Lahela Mattox|
|San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC)||Project Manager for the Community Action Plan||Nancy Sa|
|County of San Diego||Policy Advisor for Supervisor Nora Vargas||Amy Castañeda|
|San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC)||Senior Vice President of Policy and Land Use||Molly Weber|
|San Diego City Council||Deputy Chief of Staff for Council President Elo-Rivera||Maya Rosas|
County Operations Partners
|County of San Diego Department of Homeless Solutions and Equitable Communities||Community Operations Officer||Barbara Jiménez|
|County of San Diego Department of Homeless Solutions and Equitable Communities||Director, Office of Homeless Solutions||Dijana Beck (alternate)|
Leadership Council Memos
- August 9, 2023
- April 3, 2023
- November 7, 2022
- July 21, 2022
- March 16, 2022
- July 20, 2021 – City Council
- March 18, 2021
- November 20, 2020
- August 3, 2020
- May 5, 2020
- February 11, 2020
- November 15, 2019
Community Action Plan Overview
Through a contract with SDHC on behalf of the City, the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), a nationally recognized consultant with broad expertise in the area of homelessness, developed this Community Action Plan.
The initial development of this plan included the creation of a Steering Committee that consisted of key staff members from major funding and policy-making agencies in the City of San Diego.
The Steering Committee included Keely Halsey, Chief of Homelessness Strategies & Housing Liaison for the Office of Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer; Molly Chase, Chief of Staff for San Diego City Councilmember Chris Ward; Tamera Kohler, Chief Executive Officer of the RTFH; and Lisa Jones, Senior Vice President of Homeless Housing Innovations for SDHC. The Steering Committee supported the work of CSH through all phases of the plan development.
The participation and input of more than 200 members of the community, including individuals who have experienced homelessness and those who regularly work directly with individuals experiencing homelessness, contributed to the development of the goals, principles, recommendations and strategies in this Community Action Plan.