At this time, the City is maintaining modified business operations. The City is taking steps to follow the Governor’s and the County Public Health Officer’s orders about limiting gatherings and social distancing. Our Continuity of Operations Plan is in place to ensure that essential City functions can continue to operate safely during this time. Many City services can be accessed online. Housing related information can be provided by contacting the appropriate staff person by email or phone.  If you have any additional concerns about our availability or how to move forward, please contact Mike Strong at 760-839-4556 or email at


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.

Housing recommends policies and programs, plans and administers the first-time homebuyers program, and provides housing information and referrals.

Eviction Moratoriums Related to COVID-19

The Escondido City Council passed an Ordinance on April 8, 2020, adopting a Temporary Eviction Moratorium as a result of the COVID-19 impact. The Ordinance has been extended until September 30, 2020. For more information about the Temporary Eviction Moratorium, visit the Frequently Asked Questions (Preguntas Frecuentas).

If you need individual help, contact Legal Aid Society of San Diego or review their Guide to Eviction Moratorium.

 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.

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.

Housing Programs:

Housing Resources:





Division Contacts

Affordable Housing Project & Program Development
Karen Youel, Housing & Neighborhood Services Manager

Housing Element & Related Reports
Kristina Owens, Associate Planner

First-Time Home Buyers 
Karla Ortega, Program Coordinator

Redevelopment Set-Aside Funds
A database of properties assisted with redevelopment set-aside funds is available upon written request to Housing Division

Contact Executive Staff

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