Please drop required paperwork in the blue drop-box just outside the front door at 321 N. Nevada Street. If you need additional assistance, please call (760) 435-3360 or email housingmain@oceansideca.org.

Need Help Right Away? Start with 2-1-1.

If you are homeless or concerned that you will be homeless soon, please call 211, email at 211help@211sandiego.org, or go to the website:  211 San Diego.  2-1-1 San Diego is a countywide referral service who can connect you with more than 2,000 community agencies providing 5,000 health and human service programs. Help is available 24 hours a day. 2-1-1 staff speaks more than 150 languages to assist you.

How may we help you?

The Neighborhood Services Department is responsible for planning, facilitation and administration of the following key programs and projects:



Homebuyer Assistance Mobilehomes

Housing Choice Voucher (aka Section 8)

Home Repairs

Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 

Housing Rights 
 Developer Resources

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award

Community Resource Centers  Grant Administration (CDBG)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Program  


Update to Chapter 14C Inclusionary Housing

The City of Oceanside originally adopted the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (“IHO”) in 1983 in an effort to meet the housing needs of its lower and moderate-income households. Chapter 14C of the Oceanside Municipal Code establishes housing requirements for low and moderate-income households in residential projects of three (3) or more units. Currently, the City’s IHO requires developers to rent 10 percent of housing units at restricted rents that are affordable to low-income or sell 10 percent of the for-sale units at restricted prices to low or moderate-income levels. As an alternative, developers may pay an in-lieu fee of $8.62 a square foot. In effect, the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance brings the private sector of the economy into the business of providing for affordable housing.  

City Council provided direction to City Staff to complete a comprehensive review and analysis of the IHO to encourage the provision of affordable housing units within the project. In June 2021, the City contracted with David Paul Rosen and Associates (DRA) to provide a comprehensive review and analysis, specifically related to the following:

  • Revisions to key provisions for implementation; and,
  • Update of the in-lieu fee.

The following is the analysis by DRA and the proposed revisions of Chapter 14C-Inclusionary Housing to be considered:

The proposed revisions will be considered by the Housing Commission, Planning Commission and City Council at its meetings scheduled as follows: 

Help is Now Available for Homeowners Behind on their Mortgage

Money is available from the State’s California Mortgage Relief Program to help struggling homeowners who are behind in their mortgage payments due to the financial impacts of COVID-19.
Visit California Mortgage Relief Program at camortgagerelief.org for more information and to apply by clicking the "Apply Here” button.

Assistance with Utilities Bills

There are a number of programs available currently that are aimed to assist utility customers with balances or past due amounts on their bills.  Please click HERE to see what is available.

Contact Us

Office Location:

321 N Nevada St, Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 435-3360

Mailing Address:

300 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054

Office Hours:
Mon-Thursday  7:30 am to 5 pm
Friday 7:30 am to 4 pm

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher- Rental Assistance (760) 435-3360 or Section8@oceansideca.org 
Homeownership Assistance - Manuel Perez (760) 435-3378
Fair Housing - Cecilia Barandiaran (760) 435-3385
Rehabilitation Loans and Mobilehome Grants - Manuel Perez (760) 435-3378
CDBG - Cecilia Barandiaran (760) 435-3385
General Information (760) 435-3360 or housingmain@oceansideca.org

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