Due to federal and state law changes that require compliance with new homeless regulations, Solutions for Change will no longer remain eligible for funding for its emergency family shelter that has served the northern San Diego region since 2000. The shelter has 14 homeless families with 24 children and a waiting list of over 240 families. New federal regulations require nonprofits like Solutions for Change to abandon their drug free housing protocol, make all of their work training programs optional and use taxpayer subsidies to pay rent. In March 2016 Solutions took a stand against complying with these new rules and had to return $95,000 in federal funds to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This latest loss represents an additional $90,000. The impact means Solutions will close its shelter effective mid-August 2016.