Santa Clara County Community Plan to End Homelessness 2020-2025

Why have we updated the plan?

Nearly five years ago, our community adopted the Community Plan to End Homelessness in Santa Clara County 2015-2020​, which was developed collaboratively by representatives of community-based service organizations, local government, philanthropy, business, healthcare, and people with lived experience.

We are pleased to now present to you the 2020-2025 Community Plan. This is the product of a robust community engagement process led by the Santa Clara County Continuum of Care. For the next five years, this plan will guide the County, cities, nonprofits, and other community members as they make decisions about funding, programs, priorities, and needs. ​ 

Click here to view the 2020-2025 Santa Clara County Community Plan to End Homelessness

Click here to view an executive summary​

Click here to view the County's press release​

3-Part Framework

The 2020–2025 Community Plan to End Homelessness will serve as our roadmap for ending homelessness in Santa Clara County and is organized around three core strategies:

An infographic showing the roadmap for ending homelessness is organized around three core strategies. Strategy 1: Addressing the root cause of homelessness, Strategy 2: Expand homelessness prevention and Strategy 3: Improve quality of life for unsheltered individuals

By 2025, we will:​

An infographic shows projected targets that will be reached to reduce homeless in 2025. Achieve a 30% reduction in annual inflow of people becoming homeless. House 20,000 people through supportive housing system

Community Engagement

A thorough community engagement process occurred throughout late 2019 / early 2020 and included:

  •         Subject-matter expert convenings
  •          Stakeholder focus group meetings
  •          Key stakeholder interviews
  •          Consumer focus groups and interviews
  •          Community meetings
  •          Survey that yielded more than 5,000 responses

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Following the community engagement process, the work group developed a draft plan to share with cities, County departments and other stakeholders with the Continuum of Care adopting the plan in late spring. Cities will be asked to endorse the plan later in 2020.​ 

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