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.

 Subordination Requests

Effective June 14, 2021, subordination requests are on hold until January 1, 2022 . 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.

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 Assistance

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:

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


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