September 13, 2022

Emergency Shelter, Interim and Permanent Housing: Meeting the Needs of San Jose’s Unhoused


Shelter, Interim and Permanent Housing Solutions: Meeting the Needs of San Jose’s Unhoused Population

Join us Sept. 23 at noon for our monthly our Policy in Action @Home series to learn more about the spectrum of housing solutions addressing the needs of unhoused community members in San Jose.

Emergency shelters, interim housing, and permanent supportive housing each play an important role in meeting the needs of community members who are unhoused. As the City of San Jose looks to expand the use of individual “tiny homes” as a solution, we examine how each of these solutions meets critical community needs, and why we can’t forget that we know what works – housing ends homelessness.

In June, San Jose allocated $40 million of its budget for “quick-build apartment communities,” or tiny homes, to get 1,000 residences under development. Research shows permanent housing as the best solution for unhoused communities, but frustration grows over slow construction rates. We will explore the opportunities and challenges of each approach so that you can advocate the best way to improve the quality of life in San Jose.

Featured Speakers:

  • David Low, Director of Policy and Communications, Destination: Home
  • Ragan Henninger, Deputy Director, City of San Jose Housing Department


SV@Home’s Policy in Action @ Home series (PIA, formerly the Housing Action Coalition or HAC) is a monthly, informal brownbag discussion convening Housers to engage on hot housing topics. Every month, we select a topic or current event, bring in an expert to give a brief presentation, and then open up the discussion to ask questions, float new ideas, and identify potential areas for shared action.

SV@Home strives to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please email Kenneth Rosales at


Become a member today and help us expand the coalition of housing advocates to be more inclusive and representative of the communities we serve.


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