Cuyamaca Cares Housing Assistance

The Cuyamaca Cares office is proud of the many partnerships we have created with community organizations who specialize in housing assistance. Because Cuyamaca doesn't have on-campus housing, we must rely on our partnerships to connect you with the services that you need. Services available in the community include, but are not limited to, emergency rental assistance, low-income housing navigation, rapid-rehousing for those experiencing homelessness, and emergency shelter for those not currently sleeping in a space suitable for human habitation (i.e. car or street). 


In order to help us get you to the services that are the best fit for you, please complete the intake form using the link below. Your responses are guaranteed confidentiality and will only be reviewed by Cuyamaca Cares staff unless consent is provided by you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at

Housing Intake Form


San Diego County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The County of San Diego Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides grants of up to $3,000 to cover rent for eligible households financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications can be submitted starting December 1, 2020. The County will continue to take applications until funds are depleted.


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the program, households must meet all of the following criteria:


  • HCDS will serve individuals and families residing in the unincorporated areas of San Diego and the cities of: Carlsbad, Coronado, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City, Oceanside, Poway, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, and Vista
  • Residents of the cities of San Diego and Chula Vista visit for information about rental assistance in their area.

Eligible Income:

  • Household income must fall at or below 80% AMI


  • Household must have an obligation to pay rent

Financial Hardship:

  • Households must have qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a financial hardship directly or indirectly related to COVID-19.
  • Household is at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.

Other Eligibility Notes:

  • Households currently receiving rental subsidies such as Section 8, rapid rehousing assistance, or rental assistance from non-profit agencies may apply. The household must certify that the ERAP assistance requested does not duplicate any other assistance, including federal, state, or local assistance provided for the same costs. Duplication of assistance is subject to County verification.
  • Only one application per residence will be permitted.

Apply Here


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City of San Diego Housing Stability Assistance Program

The City of San Diego COVID-19 Housing Stability Assistance Program helps to pay past-due, unpaid rent and utilities for individuals and families with low income in the City of San Diego who experience financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Per guidance from the U.S. Department of Treasury, financial help this program provides to a household is not considered income for the household.


The program does not ask about immigration status; it does not affect eligibility for the program.

Households that meet the following criteria are eligible to receive help:

  • Tenant has a City of San Diego address.
  • Household income is at or below 80 percent of San Diego’s Area Median Income (AMI), currently $97,000 per year for a family of four.
  • Household has an obligation to pay rent.
  • At least one member of the household has a reduction of income or other financial hardship due to COVID-19.
  • Household experienced or is at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.

Priority is given to these types of households:

  • Income is at or below 50 percent of San Diego’s AMI ($60,600 per year for a family of four).
  • At least one member of the household has been unemployed for 90 days and remains unemployed.

The program can pay 80 percent of a tenant’s past-due, unpaid rent for the period of April 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021, but only if the landlord agrees to waive the remaining 20 percent. If a landlord does not agree to these terms, the program can pay 25 percent of the tenant’s past-due, unpaid rent to the tenant.


Apply Here



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San Diego County COVID-19 Temporary Lodging Program

The County of San Diego has a Temporary Lodging Program for individuals affected by COVID-19 who do not have a place to safely quarantine or isolate. For more information please visit or click on the links below: 


Temporary Lodging for the General Public

Temporary Lodging for those experiencing homelessness

Temporary Lodging for Healthcare Workers