City Hall, First Floor
201 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025

Phone: 760-839-4841
Fax: 760-741-0619
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Housing & Neighborhood Services recommends policies and programs, administers the first-time homebuyers program, oversees CBDG, ESG and HOME funds, mobilehome rent control, and provides housing information and referrals.

Notice of 15-Day Public Review of the City's Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

The CAPER reports the City’s progress, outcomes and expenditures from fiscal year 2021-2022. This is the second year of a five-year strategic plan from 2020 – 2024. The report will also highlight the City’s accomplishments on its coronavirus funds.

A 15-day public comment period will begin on October 10, 2022 through October 25, 2022. Written comments should be directed to Holly Nelson, Housing & Neighborhood Services Manager, at 760-839-4518 or All comments received will be reflected in the final report and submitted to HUD.  

A draft report is available for review at the City of Escondido’s Housing and Neighborhood Services Division located at 201 N. Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025, the Escondido Library at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025, and the City’s website:

Notice of 15-Day Public Review of the City's Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

The referenced document will be discussed during a public meeting of the Community Action Group on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Room at City Hall.

Housing Resources

Help is available to help you stay in your home or find a new apartment. Learn more about your rights and about programs that can help you to pay your rent or utilities:

Know Your Rights

Affordable Housing Resources located within Escondido

City's First Time Homebuyer Program

HUD Section 8 (Housing Choice Voucher) Program

Housing and Community Development Services of San Diego County administers this HUD Rental Assistance Program within the City of Escondido. For information about the program visit their website, apply here, or contact the County at (858) 694-3900 to complete an application over the phone or to request an application in the mail.

Mobilehome Rent Review

Annual Action Plan Funding for FY 2022-23

Neighborhood Services 

Subordination Requests

Effective June 14, 2021, subordination requests are on hold. We will not be accepting subordination requests during this time.

Redevelopment Set-Aside Funds

In accordance with the requirements of AB 987 (Health and Safety Code Section 33418), passed by the California State Legislature, a worksheet describing newly constructed, existing, and substantially rehabilitated housing units developed or otherwise assisted with redevelopment tax increment Low- and Moderate-Income Housing (LMIH) Funds, or its successor the LMIH Asset Fund, including units counted to meet inclusionary and replacement housing obligations (regardless of whether such units received any assistance from the LMIH Fund or LMIH Asset Fund) may be accessed here: Affordable Housing - MultiFamily Rehab/Dev Database.

The Affordable Housing - MultiFamily Rehab/Dev Database includes all units referenced in Health and Safety Code Section 33418(c) (including all units that may be subject to Health and Safety Code Sections 33413(a) and (b)) and is updated annually.

Please note that The Affordable Housing - MultiFamily Rehab/Dev Database is not a list of currently available housing. 

Valley Seniors Village Project

Valley Seniors Village is a new affordable housing complex for Seniors 62+ that is being built off Ivy and Valley in downtown Escondido. The project will have 49 studio units of which 25 units will be reserved for people who are at-risk or experiencing homelessness with mental illness. Individuals will be matched through a regional homeless database and prioritized based on their needs like length of homelessness, disabling conditions, and other risk factors. The other 24 traditional affordable housing units will have a waitlist for seniors who are considered very low and low income. The waitlist will be managed by a third party company. The City has no additional information about the waitlist at this time and will post more information on its website when it becomes available. The property is expected to be completed in the fall of 2023.

COVID-19 Resources

The San Diego Housing Federation has put together a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Affordable Housing list with federal, state, and local resources, view the complete list here.




Division Contacts

Mobilehome Rent Control, Emergency Solutions Grants, Community Development Block Grants
Holly Nelson, Housing & Neighborhood Services 

Affordable Housing Development and Housing Services
Eric W. Bunge, Management Analyst 

First-Time Homebuyer Program
Karla Ortega, Program Coordinator 

Neighborhood Services and Grants-to-Blocks
Dulce Salazar, Program Coordinator

Contact Executive Staff

Your Comment Matters.

If you have received extra special ser­vice, this is a good way for you to tell us about it. If you have comments on problem areas, or suggestions for improvements, we want to hear about them. This will help us to improve our service to you.