Shallow Rental Subsidy Program

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Date: May 31 , 2024

County accepting applications for Shallow Rental Subsidy Program for older adults

The County of San Diego Department of Homeless Solutions and Equitable Communities’ program will provide at-risk San Diego County residents over 55-years-old with a $500 monthly rental subsidy for 18 months. Applications are currently being accepted here and qualifying applicants will be selected at random. The application period will close once 160 new participants are selected.

To apply for the Shallow Rental Subsidy Program, you must:

  • Be a San Diego resident 55 years or older at risk of homelessness.
  • Have a household income at or below 50% of the Area Median Income.
  • Be severely rent burdened, paying more than 50% of your income toward housing costs.
  • Have a lease or rental agreement in your name and a landlord willing to participate in the program.
  • Not be receiving funds from another rental subsidy program.
  • Sign consent forms to participate in the program and evaluation.

People who have questions about the program should email their full name and contact information to or call (619) 780-3684. 

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