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CDH manages funding for the following Homeless Grants:

Each Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program component encompasses a separate competitive evaluation and allocation amount, and allocations may not be evenly distributed among components.

Assists individuals and families to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness.

Provides funding to acquire, design, construct, rehabilitate, or preserve permanent supportive housing for persons who are experiencing homelessness, chronic homelessness or who are at risk of chronic homelessness, and who are in need of mental health services.

Provides housing and legal assistance to disabled individuals who are experiencing homelessness while they apply for disability benefit programs such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI).

Provides funding for a variety of activities to assist persons experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

A Notice of Funds Available (NOFA) is released to identify, pre-qualify, and establish contracts with experienced organizations to provide homeless assistance services within the County’s Service Area during a 5-year cycle. All funding is projected, and awards may be modified to reflect actual awards made by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Current Funding Opportunities

The 2020-2025 ESG NOFA is open as of November 17, 2021 and shall close (Deadline for Proposals) as of 11:59 AM PST, Monday, December 20, 2021, no exceptions. See Notices of Funding Availability, Current Funding Opportunities for the 2020-2025 ESG NOFA (form fillable), and  2020-2025 ESG-NOFA Amended December 9, 2021.

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Homeless Programs and Services

The Community Development and Housing Department (CDH) administers federal and state funding to operate various Homeless Programs/Grants to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness that meet program criteria.

  • Emergency Shelter and Motel Vouchers.
  • Rapid Rehousing Services.
  • Homelessness Prevention Services
  • Permanent Housing
  • Permanent Supportive Housing
  • Long-Term and Short-Term Rental Assistance
  • Security Deposit and Utility Assistance
  • Legal Assistance
  • Assistance with Obtaining Documentation Necessary for Housing
  • Case Management and Services Coordination
  • Street Outreach and Engagement.

How-to-Access Resources

The Community Development and Housing Department (CDH) partners with providers of homeless services to assist those in need. CDH does not provide direct services or funding. To be connected to one of our service providers, please contact the Inland SoCal United Way at 2-1-1 for an assessment and referral. Please click on the service provider links below for more information.  

Although CDH manages the funding for these programs, services are provided on a referral basis through contracted cities and/or service providers.

For more information, or to obtain a referral, please contact the Inland Empire United Way by dialing 2-1-1 for an assessment and referral. Visit the Inland SoCal United Way Website for additional information.

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The CoC works to ensure community-wide commitment to ending and preventing homelessness in all parts of the County through inclusion of representation from the entire CoC geographic area. In addition to the entities identified in Interim Rule section 578.5, CoC membership includes a variety of other community stakeholders to the extent that they are invested in resolving homelessness and present in the CoC geography. Examples of additional stakeholders include private foundations, philanthropists, fraternal organizations, employment development, organized labor, and private health service organizations.

The San Bernardino County CoC established the San Bernardino County Homeless Partnership.  The Partnership consists of three distinct bodies: the San Bernardino County Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH), the Homeless Provider Network (HPN) and the Office of Homeless Services (OHS). The Partnership was developed to promote a strong collaboration between agencies to direct planning, development, and implementation of the San Bernardino County 10-Year Strategy to End Homelessness. The Partnership provides leadership in creating a comprehensive countywide network of service delivery to homeless individuals and families, and those at-risk of becoming homeless.

The Office of Homeless Services (OHS) serves as the administrative arm of the San Bernardino County Homeless Partnership (SBCHP). For more information, please visit SBCHP.