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Homelessness

Each night, thousands of our neighbors sleep on our streets, in our creeks, and in our parks. Mayor Liccardo is committed to tackling this crisis and doing better for our homeless residents. Through diligent efforts, public-private partnerships and innovative solutions, Mayor Liccardo has worked to combat this crisis. 

The Solution to Homelessness: Housing

In partnership with the County and non-profit organizations, Mayor Liccardo has assisted in housing nearly 7000 homeless neighbors.

Housing Our Veterans 

Mayor Liccardo has helped spearhead the "All the Way Home" program, in partnership with Destination: Home, which has housed more than 1600 San José homeless veterans, with a goal to end veteran homelessness in Santa Clara County. 

Student homelessness

Mayor Liccardo facilitated the launch of the first-of-its-kind-in-the-nation partnership between Airbnb, San Jose State, Bill Wilson Center, and the Office of the Mayor to -- through Airbnb's platform -- connect homeless students in San José to short-term housing accommodations while Bill Wilson Center identifies permanent solutions.

A Bridge Home: Tiny Homes 

Mayor Liccardo has championed the Bridge Housing Communities -- set to open late 2019 -- to house 80 work-ready homeless neighbors at a time in a safe, serviced, and secure "bridge" community while they work to get back on their feet. 

Parking Safely at Night

Mayor Liccardo spearheaded efforts to launch a safe parking program, which offers homeless families in San Jose a safe place to sleep with access to services.  

Motel Conversions 

Under Mayor Liccardo's leadership, the City of San Jose has converted motels into transitional homeless housing. They have housed more than 2000 homeless neighbors since the program launched in 2015.  

Dignity Through Work

Mayor Liccardo launched SJ Bridge, a transitional jobs program that pays homeless neighbors $15 per hour to remove trash from blight hotspots, and offers services to help employees get back on their feet.  

Mayor Liccardo has also championed San Jose Gateways, a program that coordinates with San José employers willing to hire our homeless neighbors.