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Data Reports & Briefs

Data Reports & Briefs

True to our mission, using available 2-1-1 and CIE data, we are sharing data insights and trend information to shape policy and aid in community planning through our Policy Brief Series.


Housing Instability in San Diego County, September 2019 

ABSTRACT: The competition for affordable housing has resulted in higher housing costs and increased rent burden for many low and moderate-income households. Studies have found that poverty, wage stagnation, rent burden and reliance on public assistance have contributed to housing instability.  Because of these issues, preventative and mitigation measures must be designed specifically for this high-risk population in vulnerable regions. A variety of strategies have emerged across the nation to combat housing instability, including early identification of households most likely to become homeless to quickly connect them to emergency financial assistance and services, eviction prevention and school-based prevention programs. San Diego County, a highly populated region, is vulnerable to rising housing costs and its low-income residents are susceptible to housing instability from loss of job, financial issues, or the cost of housing and other expenses. With proper practices and effective strategies, San Diego County can advance awareness, increase available resources and enhance existing efforts so that fewer households experience instability. Public agencies and communities have already taken action to mitigate housing instability and adapt to rising housing costs to protect low-income households by addressing more ways to avoid homelessness. However, more can be done to address this issue by informing discussions about upstream prevention strategies, guide recommendations, and shape future funding strategies in the San Diego region.  By analyzing and understanding the risk factors of housing instability and characteristics of those at risk, 2-1-1 San Diego aims to foster policy discussions and recommendations to address the needs of the many San Diegans who face housing instability.

Most Recent Client Profile Report

In August 2017, 2-1-1 San Diego moved to a new client data collection platform. The new system stores client information in longitudinal records and captures data in a more robust way to better identify a client’s overall situation. The process for documenting needs also changed, allowing for more needs to be identified per client. Comparisons of raw numbers (e.g. number of clients, number of needs) should be used with caution, as the methodologies have changed over the years. 

This client profile report contains the most up-to-date client information for Calendar Year 2018. 

Regional Client Profile Report for CY18