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.


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 draft analysis by DRA and the proposed recommendations of City Staff:

Annual Plan and HOME-ARP Plan

The City is announcing the posting of the draft FY 2022-23 Annual Plan for CDBG/HOME funds and HOME-ARP Cost Allocation Plan, an Amendment to FY 2021-22 Annual Plan. The Annual Plan describes proposed activities to be funded for FY 2022-23 from an estimated $1,484,779 in CDBG funds and $839,454 in HOME funds that the City will receive from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Proposed activities must meet the goals established in the 2020-24 Consolidated Plan.  The HOME-ARP Allocation Plan describes the use of $2.250 million in HOME-American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) funds the City is receiving from HUD to assist in reducing and preventing homelessness and increase housing stability.

The draft FY 2022-23 Annual Plan will be available for a 30-day public review and comment period and the HOME-ARP Cost Allocation Plan for a minimum 15-day period beginning on Friday, April 1, 2022. Copies of the draft documents and the files relating to these items are available for public review and comment at the Housing and Neighborhood Services Department located at 321 N. Nevada Street during regular weekday office hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday.  For further information, questions or to provide comments on this item, contact Leilani Hines, Housing and Neighborhood Services Director at (760) 435-3377 or lhines@oceansideca.org or Cecilia Barandiaran at cbarandiaran@oceansideca.org.

The City Council considered all comments received during the public review period for the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan and its approval at the April 20,2022 City Council public hearing.  The final FY 2022-23 Annual Plan will be considered for approval  at the City Council meeting on August 10, 2022.

Draft Plans:

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.


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

Contact Information

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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