What help is there for the homeless?


  • There are shelters for the unhoused in Paso Robles, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo and Grover Beach
  • The Lumina Alliance (formerly RISE) operates shelters for abused women and children in Paso Robles and Atascadero.
    Phone: 855-886-RISE (7473)

Pantries, Meals & Other Services

  • Loaves and Fishes provides emergency food and motel vouchers for the needy and homeless. They are open between 2 and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For after-hours emergencies, please contact the Police Department at 805-237-6464.
    • Loaves and Fishes Pantry
      2650 Spring Street
      Paso Robles, CA 93446
      Phone: 805-238-4742
  • Paso Cares serves dinner Monday through Friday from 5:00pm to 5:45pm and Sunday from 4 - 5pm in the parking lot at the corner of Riverside and 24th street in Paso Robles.

Referrals & Information

  • Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County Inc. (CAPSLO) has been San Luis Obispo County’s federally-designated community action agency since 1965. In 2019, Community Action Partnership served over 38,000 persons across San Luis Obispo County and ten other central and southern California counties.

    Through a variety of programs and in collaboration with other community service agencies, CAPSLO helps individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency and economic stability through programs that focus on:

      • high-quality early education and child care
      • accessible, affordable dependent care
      • addressing barriers to safe, affordable housing and basic needs
      • health services and education
      • resource connection and navigation

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1. What housing programs does the city provide?
2. Where can I find a list of low-income apartments?
3. What is Section 8 Rental Assistance?
4. Where can I sign up for Section 8 Rental Assistance?
5. Does the city have any homebuyer assistance programs?
6. What does "first-time homebuyer" mean?
7. My landlord just raised my rent; does the city have rent control?
8. I believe that I am being discriminated against in trying to find a place to live. What are my options?
9. My landlord will not make necessary repairs, what can I do?
10. What help is there for the homeless?