Emergency Shelter & Housing Assistance

CRC Provides the following services

Community Resource Center assists unsheltered individuals and those who are at risk of becoming unsheltered with housing resources, rental assistance, financial education and individualized support.

Rental Assistance in Encinitas, Carlsbad & Oceanside

CRC has partnered with the cities of Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside to provide rental assistance to help prevent eviction and homelessness.

Based on the needs of each household, support could include short-term rental assistance, rental arrears and late fees, security and utility deposits, landlord mediation/advocacy, new move-in expenses and employment assistance. Residents must reside in the Encinitas, Carlsbad or Oceanside areas and meet other program requirements.

These services are funded by the state of California for each municipality and are a critical part of each city’s effort to alleviate and prevent homelessness in the region.

If you are a resident of Encinitas, Carlsbad or Oceanside in need of rental assistance, please contact our Integrative Services Office at (760) 300-3238 or

Rapid Re-housing Assistance

CRC provides families and individuals experiencing homelessness with case management and housing navigation support, as well as rental and deposit assistance with the goal of helping participants obtain and maintain permanent housing. Referrals for this program come directly from the Coordinated Entry System facilitated by the Regional Task Force on the Homeless.

City of Encinitas COVID-19 Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program

The City of Encinitas COVID-19 Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Program provides financial assistance to eligible Encinitas households facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For eligibility requirements and information on applying for assistance, please visit the City’s website.


Motel Voucher Program

  • Provides a short-term stay in a local motel and may prevent people’s fall from temporary homelessness to chronic homelessness
  • Requires a housing plan within 2 weeks
  • Dependent upon current funds availability

Interfaith Shelter Network Access

  • Night-only rotational shelter between churches in the North County Coastal Area providing shelter and meals for transitionally homeless individuals and families
  • Runs from October through April

Are you homeless in Encinitas and in need of housing assistance?

Community Resource Center can help.

Homeless individuals and families can meet with us for:

Help finding a home

Financial housing assistance

Connections to valuable resources

Encinitas homeless individuals and families can meet with us for help finding a home, financial housing assistance and connections to valuable resources.
All homeless veterans are welcome regardless of discharge status or income.

For assistance, please contact our Housing Navigator today:
Azucena Acosta, ACSW
(760) 230-6536

For housing and shelter assistance, please contact our Integrative Services Office at