Homeless Resources

The City of San Dimas is committed to offering a variety resources designed to assist those currently experiencing homelessness as well as those at risk of becoming homeless. The information below provides a general overview of the City’s efforts to address homelessness in San Dimas. Please click here to view the City’s Homeless Resource Guide. 

Homeless Resources

Homeless Prevention Grant Program
food-water-shelterThe City of San Dimas in partnership with the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, County of Los Angeles and the State of California for the purposes of administering Measure H funds to combat homelessness was awarded funds to help implement elements of our Homeless Plan.  Our Homelessness Plan includes action items that focus on homeless prevention for our residents.  These funds will offer opportunities to preserve housing affordability and shelter for those that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The funds will also assist our residents with their utility payments and grocery cards to meet their basic needs.  This emergency financial assistance is designed to provide services to individuals and families at risk of homelessness.

Applicants will be required to provide documentation of their hardship and meet the criteria listed in the application.  Applicants must agree to participate in the program by signing a participation and consent form, take part in a problem-solving interview, provide income verification, provide consent to participate in a follow-up interview with City staff or designee.  This program is time limited and can be used for Rental Assistance, Utility payments and Groceries.

If funding is fully expended, eligible applicants will be placed on a waitlist and notified if additional funding becomes available.

Participants must live within the City of San Dimas and have a maximum household income at or below 80% of the area median income (AMI) for Los Angeles County.

Please contact Ann Garcia at (909) 394-6282 or by email at agarcia@sandimasca.gov with any questions regarding the program.
LA-HOP Homeless Outreach Request
Want to make an outreach request? LA-HOP assists people experiencing homelessness in LA County with outreach services. They will use this information to dispatch a homeless services outreach team to the area.

San Dimas Homelessness Plan
2019 Implementation Award
Goals and Action Items
Implementation Grant Budget
Coordinated Entry System
The homeless population is difficult to measure due to its transitory nature. However, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) conducts an annual Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count of the Los Angeles Continuum of Care (CoC) area: Los Angeles County minus the cities of Glendale, Pasadena, and Long Beach. The 2019 Point-In-Time (PIT) homeless count was conducted in January.  It fulfills the US. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) -mandated Point-in-Time (PIT) Count to count and estimate demographic characteristics of persons experiencing literal homelessness – unsheltered and sheltered –  during the last 10 days in January.

The count consisted of a visual enumeration of unsheltered homeless people, a census of sheltered homeless people, and a survey-based count designed to capture the homeless youth population.

To ensure local control and planning, LAHSA has divided the County into eight geographic areas designated as Service Planning Areas (SPA’s). Each SPA is expected to have a balance of homeless services. LAHSA helps coordinate efforts among agencies, businesses, community leaders, government agencies, and elected officials to determine priority needs and services from a local, regional and county-wide basis.

  • Antelope Valley
  • San Fernando Valley
  • San Gabriel Valley
  • Metro Los Angeles
  • West Los Angeles
  • South Los Angeles
  • East Los Angeles County
  • South Bay

LAHSA provides and supports a number of programs, shelters, beds, and other services for persons that are homeless in the Los Angeles CoC. These include the Family Solutions System program, Homeless Engagement Teams, Winter Shelter Program, Year-Round Shelter Program, and others.

Coordinated Entry System

The Coordinated Entry System for All Populations aligns the Single Adult, Family, and Youth Systems into a seamless, collaborative, county-wide platform for housing and service delivery to homeless households. The Coordinated Entry System (CES) provides for youth, individual adults, and families throughout LA County.

The main objectives of the system are to:

  • Reduce the length of time a family is homeless and permanently house them as quickly as possible, using Rapid Re-housing and linkages to supportive services
  • Build upon existing community-based infrastructures to serve homeless families, leverage resources, and provide more targeted and cost-effective interventions.

CES for Single Adults is utilized for anyone over the age of 18 experiencing homelessness in LA County, and aims to:

  • Be low barrier and easy to access
  • Identify and assess people’s needs
  • Prioritize and match based on those needs

CES for families is targeted to a household that meets the definition of a family and is facing a housing crisis.

Eligibility for rapid re-housing or prevention assistance is based on the following:

  • A family must meet the definition of Homeless or imminently at-risk of homelessness
  • A family must have one or more minor children in your legal custody.
  • Income must be at or below 30% Area Median Income.

The CES for Families system is supported by the Family Solution Centers (FSC). The FSCs is a collaborative, community-based response. Each regional FSC will build and maintain collaborative community partners that can provide interim and permanent housing, information, supportive services, and resources that homeless families need to become stably housed.

The Coordinated Entry System for Youth (Youth CES) is a regionally coordinated, client-centered system that streamlines access to developmentally appropriate housing and support services for youth and young adults, ages 16-24, experiencing homelessness and housing instability in Los Angeles County. Points of entry include outreach, drop-in centers, shelters, mental health, foster care/probation, schools, and community programs.