The Community Plan to End Homelessness serves as our roadmap for addressing our region’s growing crisis.
Since 2015, we have taken significant steps towards addressing homelessness in our community, helping connect more than 17,000 individuals to permanent housing. Yet, the crisis continues to grow because the systemic factors driving this crisis – from growing income inequality to a severe lack of affordable housing – are stronger than ever.
The 2020-2025 Community Plan to End Homelessness serves as our newest roadmap for addressing our homelessness crisis. Built upon input from more than 8,000 community members, people with lived experience of homelessness, service providers, and advocates, and grounded in evidence-based practices and lessons learned over the past five years, the plan is organized around three main strategies:
- Addressing the root causes of homelessness through system and policy change
- Expand homelessness prevention and housing programs to meet the need
- Improve quality of life for unsheltered individuals and create healthy neighborhoods for all
Achieving these ambitious goals will require tremendous effort, new partnerships, and innovative strategies – and it will require the entire community to be a part of the solution. However, the need for bold action has never been greater.
Every member of our community deserves a safe and stable home—and it is our collective responsibility to make this vision a reality.
Read the Santa Clara County Community Plan to End Homelessness 2020 – 2025
Read the Executive Summary