Homeless concerns and services
For concerns related to homelessness and encampments in your community, please call 408-975-1440 or email email@example.com. Housing Department staff will respond to inquiries within three business days to 1) acknowledge receipt of the concern, and 2) collect any additional details needed. An outreach team will then be deployed to assess the situation, offer services to homeless individuals in the area, and determine the next steps to resolve the reported concern.
If you are homeless and seeking help, please contact the Homeless Helpline at 408-510-7600 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Helpline is operated by HomeFirst.
Visit the City of San José's Housing Department website for more information about Homeless Services such as: Shelters & Overnight Warming, Bridge (temporary) Housing, Rapid Rehousing, Safe Parking Program, Homeless Resource Guide, and more.
The City of San Jose's Safe Parking Program
On May 15, 2019, the City of San José opened a Safe & Supportive Parking program at Southside Community Center to provide a space where homeless individuals living in their vehicles can park and sleep overnight. The program is overseen by the nonprofit Life Moves, which is responsible for providing services, security, trash disposal, and more at the designated Safe Parking sites. The organization will also help families find jobs and housing.
Through this program, we are taking steps to ensure a sense of stability for families and individuals living in their cars as we address our city’s homeless crisis.
If you know anyone who could benefit from the Safe & Supportive Parking program, please email email@example.com or call 669-238-6193 for more information about resources and program eligibility.