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Information and Resources Related to Homelessness

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Please visit the Santa Clara County housing search ( website to search for available affordable rental units in Santa Clara County.  SCCHousingSearch is a free housing service for tenants and property providers, and is an easy and accessible tool to search for up-to-date available rental housing in Santa Clara County.   You can also contact the toll-free bilingual (English and Spanish) call center at (877) 428-8844 Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for help with an individualized housing search.

Section 8 Status
Please contact the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara at (408) 275-8770 or visit them at 505 West Julian Street in San José to check your status on the Section 8 waiting list.

Homeless Service Providers
The Homeless Resource Guide (Spanish) provides information on shelters, rental assistance, mental health services, food services, recovery programs, veteran and youth services, and housing for families and individuals in Santa Clara County.

Also visit the 211 Santa Clara County website or call 211 for a full guide to services in Santa Clara County. 211 is a free, non-emergency, confidential, phone number that provides streamlined access to critical health and human services 24/7, in over 170 different languages.

Community Plan to End Homelessness
The Community Plan to End Homelessness is a community-wide roadmap to ending homelessness in Santa Clara County for the next five years (2015-2020).  Led by Destination: Home, the Plan has been endorsed by the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors, the City of San José, the Santa Clara Water District, the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara, the Santa Clara County Cities Association, and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.

Home Not Found: The Cost of Homelessness in Silicon Valley
Home Not Found reports on the cost of homelessness in Santa Clara County and points to myriad possibilities that can move us towards ending homelessness and save the community money.  It is the largest and most comprehensive body of information that has been assembled in the United States to analyze the public costs of homelessness.  This data shows the realities of the true cost to public and safety net systems of homelessness in Silicon Valley.

Homeless Census Reports and Other Relevant Reports