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

CRC has partnered with the city of Encinitas 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 area and meet other program requirements.

If you are a resident of Encinitas in need of rental assistance, please contact our Integrative Services Office at (760) 300-3238 or or complete our Rental Assistance Form here.

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance in Carlsbad

The City of Carlsbad is providing one-time grants to cover past due and future rent payments for eligible households financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you live in Carlsbad and have struggled to pay your rent due to a loss of income or COVID-19 illness, you may be eligible for help.

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.

Carlsbad Rapid Re-housing

CRC provides Carlsbad families and individuals experiencing homelessness with case management, housing identification & navigation support, benefit screening, employment assistance, as well as move-in and rental assistance. Referrals for this program come directly from The City of Carlsbad, HOT Team, County of San Diego, PATH, and YMCA.


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 at (760) 300-3238 or

Contact Us

For housing and shelter assistance, please contact us at (760) 300-3238 or using the contact form below. If you are a resident of Encinitas or Carlsbad, please complete our Rental Assistance Form here.

You can also visit CRC’s Integrative Services office at 650 Second St, Encinitas, CA 92024

CRC is currently offering rental assistance in the cities of Carlsbad and Encinitas. For assistance outside of these cities, please contact 2-1-1 San Diego for additional resources.