This event is hosted by City of San José Housing Department as part of Affordable Housing Month 2021.
What is interim housing? How does it differ from homeless shelters? How does it complement permanent supportive housing? The City of San José is a national leader and innovator in interim housing. The City currently operates five interim housing sites. This approach to housing offers compelling benefits vis-à-vis more traditional approaches to addressing homelessness. However, there are significant tradeoffs.
Join us for a fascinating discussion about the role of interim housing in combating homelessness, and hear experts share what they have learned since San José opened its first interim housing site 16 months ago.
Ramona Giwargis, editor-in-chief of San José Spotlight, will moderate the discussion. Joining her will be Ragan Henninger, deputy director of the San José Housing Department, and René Ramirez, chief operating officer of HomeFirst.