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

Phone: 760-839-4841
Hour: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

The City of Escondido (“City”) received a grant allocation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) for $1,446,858 in Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) and $712,111 in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (“HOME”) for FY 2023-24.    
The purpose of these funds is to ensure low- and moderate-income households have resources for affordable housing, suitable living environments, and to expand opportunities. The City administers and provides funding for public services, fair housing resources, and capital improvement projects addressing homelessness, neighborhood revitalization, basic needs, health and human development, economic development, and affordable housing for low- to- moderate residents and businesses.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Housing Resources

Know Your Rights

Affordable Housing Resources located within Escondido

City's First Time Homebuyer Program

Subordination Requests 

Please fax your request to 760-739-7083. Turn-around time is 15 business days.

Payoff Demand Requests

Please fax your request to 760-839-7083. Turn-around time is 7 business days. 

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. If you are currently on the waitlist for Section 8, please contact (858) 694-4801 to check your status.

Affordable Housing Income and Rent Limits (HUD, HCD, Tax Credit)

What projects are in the pipeline? Projects will be updated as they get funded. 

Mobilehome Rent Review

Neighborhood Services 

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. 



Division Contacts

Emergency Solutions Grants, Community Development Block Grants, Mobilehome Rent Control
Danielle Lopez, Housing & Neighborhood Services Manager

Affordable Housing Development and Housing Services
Norma Olguin, Management Analyst I

First-Time Homebuyer Program
Karla Ortega, Program Coordinator 

Neighborhood Services, Community Development Block Grant 
Dulce Salazar, Management Analyst I

Request For Proposal (RFP)



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