Led by San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Santa Clara County Board President Dave Cortese, the All the Way Home campaign aims to end veteran homelessness by Veterans Day in 2018. The City of San Jose, the County of Santa Clara, the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara and Destination: Home are collaborating to address this community crisis. We need help with land acquisition, housing development, access to rental units, financial assistance and services.
We’re partnering with our community’s consortium of service providers including Veteran’s Voices of Santa Clara County, Abode Services, HomeFirst Services of Santa Clara County, Goodwill Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale Community Services, Veteran’s Resource Centers of America, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and others to ensure more housing resources are available for homeless veterans.
The Campaign is inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama’s 2015 Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, in partnership with the Veteran’s Administration and Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The campaign will work with landlords and apartment owners to increase access to rental units for homeless veterans and their families. This work is supported through the Housing One Hero Initiative, a call to action to the corporate and faith communities to commit to help one homeless veteran through housing, financial support and fellowship.
Santa Clara County has among the highest number of unsheltered veterans in the nation.
There are over 700 homeless veterans in the county and 71% were living in the county when they became homeless.
There are over 200 veterans today with federally subsidized Veteran’s Affairs Supportive Housing vouchers in our County who can’t find someone to rent to them.
We need your help
Have a unit to rent or land to develop? Contact Maya Esparza at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Know a veteran that needs help?
The VA works with four local nonprofits to help with the Supportive Services for Veterans & their Families (SSVF) program.
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