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. While City Hall is currently closed to the general public, staff is present and/or has made necessary arrangements to work remotely. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Hall, First Floor
201 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
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 has approved temporarily suspending evictions of residential and commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent arising out of the Local Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. More information on the Temporary Eviction Moratorium can be found here.
For more information or assistance with Eviction Moratoriums related to COVID-19, visit Legal Aid Society of San Diego or check out their Guide to Eviction Moratorium.
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.
Fair Housing Webinar Training for Housing Providers: Escondido and Oceanside
May 22 at 1 p.m. – Register
Free webinar to better understand your rights and responsibilities as housing providers. Learn more about the newest updates to Fair Housing Laws including source of income protections, overview of AB 1482 Rent Cap/Just Cause Laws, and new Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) regulations.
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 Element & Related Reports:
- Citizen Participation Plan
- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, HUD has issued and the City of Escondido is availing itself of two waivers to rapidly respond to the current crisis: to reduce the required public comment period for substantial amendments to 5 days and to allow alternative opportunities, including virtual meetings, for public comment. The public may continue to make comments regarding the City’s use of CDBG, ESG or HOME funds by phone or email to Karen Youel, Housing and Neighborhood Services Manager at KYouel@escondido.org or 760-839-4518. These waivers will be available through June 30, 2021. The amended plan published on 5/13/2020.
- Consolidated Planning:
- San Diego Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (FY 2015-2019)