Housing & Social Services

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For information about housing and social service programs and policies for the City of San Clemente, click the links below or contact SocialServices@san-clemente.org for questions.

Accessory Dwelling Units

Information on Accessory Dwelling Units, including development standards, fees, and the review process.

Homeless Resources

Information and contacts for homeless resources.

Housing Element

The Housing Element identifies City’s housing needs and outline goals, policies and programs to address them. The Housing Element is an eight-year plan, extending from October 15, 2013 to October 15, 2021. State law requires the preparation of a Housing Element as part of a jurisdiction's General Plan (Government Code §65302(c)). It is the primary planning guide for local jurisdictions to identify and prioritize the housing needs of the city and determine ways to best meet these needs while balancing community objectives and resources. The 2013 Housing Element consists of five chapters, including: 1) Introduction; 2) Needs Assessment; 3) Resources and Opportunities; 4) Constraints; 5) Housing Action Plan; and the Appendices. To view the Housing Element, click this LINK

Housing Services

Information on San Clemente Housing Programs, Public Service Grant, Neighborhood and Home Revitalization program, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), and Affordable Housing Overlay and listings.

Emergency Shelter Overlay

Information on the Emergency Shelter Overlay that allows emergency shelters as a by-right use in the Rancho San Clemente Business Park. 

Human Affairs Committee

Information on the Human Affairs Committee.

Senior Services

Information on mobility programs and the Cyber Café.

Social Services

Information on local services, shelters, adult day care, food pantries and resource centers.