If you are homeless, the first step in accessing one of our housing programs is getting entered into the coordinated entry system by having an assessment called the VI-SPDAT completed. All homeless community members interested in our housing programs must have a VI-SPDAT assessment completed prior to program consideration.

Click here to view San Diego County CoC Homeless Management Information System's (HMIS) Notice of Privacy Practices.


Interfaith’s Homeless Prevention program offers emergency rental or mortgage assistance to prevent imminent homelessness.

To see if you are eligible for our homeless prevention services, please contact the Interfaith location closest to you to complete a screening:

Escondido Headquarters: 550 W. Washington Ave., Escondido, CA 92025

Coastal Service Center: 4700 N. River Road, Oceanside, CA 92057
Rental Assistance Screening Line: (760) 721-2117

Carlsbad Service Center: 5731 Palmer Way, Suite A, Carlsbad, CA 92010
Rental Assistance Screening Line: (760) 448-5696

Please note Interfaith is currently offering rental assistance for the following emergency situations. Please click on the link below for more details:
Personal Emergency

Update: The Emergency Rental Assistance Program screening period is now open from the 1st through the 15th of each month. For additional resources, please visit 211 by copying the following into your browser: https://my211.force.com/s/

Save Time and Screen Online! By completing the online screening now, you will save approximately 1 hour versus telephonic screening.

For individuals residing within the following cities, please click on the appropriate screening link:
City of Carlsbad
City of Oceanside


Interfaith offers temporary beds for veterans with or without a housing intervention already in place to assist in their transition from homelessness to permanent housing. This is a time to for veterans to work on their physical and mental health concerns, sobriety, employment training, weekly case management and short and long-term goals.

To be considered for this program, please visit:

Interfaith's Veteran Service Center: 1617 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92058

Intake Hours: Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Phone Number: (760) 529-9979

Interfaith's Haven House Year-Round Shelter provides emergency housing for up to 49 homeless men and women each night.

To be screened for eligibility, please contact Shelter Site Supervisor at (760) 489-6380 ext. 276 or visit 550 W. Washington Ave., Escondido Monday-Friday to check on the status of bed availability.


Interfaith offers a variety of permanent housing units and programs that provide safe and affordable housing for homeless community members. Interfaith works within a housing methodology that prioritizes moving homeless individuals into housing as quickly as possible while simultaneously providing right-sized supportive services. Interfaith also provides owned and operated supportive permanent housing for homeless disabled individuals, as well as families with a disabled adult family member.

Housing Form