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.
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:
By 2025, we will:
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.