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Homeless Encampments

Encampment Response and Abatement Information

Report concerns about a homeless encampment by calling 408-975-1440, or by contacting the City via email at We will respond to you within three business days to acknowledge receipt of your concern and collect additional information that may be needed.

If you see a crime in progress or a life-threatening medical emergency, please call 911.

Outreach teams are dispatched to encampment sites after a concern has been reported or before an abatement. The goal is to provide assistance to homeless individuals who are looking for support services. Outreach teams can help homeless residents find emergency shelter, showers, laundry service, meals, medical services, case management, employment training and more. For unhoused individuals seeking support, use the Homeless Helpline by calling 408-510-7600.

We are responsible for abatements on property owned by the City of San José and the San José Water Company. Prioritization for abatements on City property involves assessing health and safety issues, size and environmental impact.

To report encampment/homeless concerns to other land owners, please use the list below:

Ongoing Encampment Abatement Schedule

Responsible Jurisdiction Location Cleanup Frequency
City of San José Coyote Creek - Capitol to Williams St. Monthly
City of San José Coyote Creek - Wooster to Mabury Monthly
City of San José Coyote Creek - Corie Ct. to Ridder Park Monthly