All The Way Home Campaign:
Ending Veteran Homelessness
in Santa Clara County
Rent to a veteran today
Did you know that Santa Clara County has among the highest rate of unsheltered homeless veterans in the country? According to the last census, our county has 653 homeless veterans. We have programs that can help, but we need landlords to rent to veterans.
The “All the Way Home” campaign aims to end veteran homelessness. The City of San Jose, the County of Santa Clara, the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara and Destination: Home have collaborated to address this community crisis. We partner 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, Veteran’s Resource Centers of America 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 works with landlords and apartment owners to access to rental units for homeless veterans and their families. Outreach is also made to corporations and faith based groups to aid with land acquisition, housing development, access to rental units, financial assistance and services.
Santa Clara County has one of the most expensive rental markets in the nation. With vacancy rates at an all time low, we need our community partners to work with us to match veterans with housing units, ensuring that we are able to bring them All The Way Home. The Campaign is actively seeking partner landlords who will rent vacant units to homeless veterans. In exchange, the veteran’s rent will be subsidized through the federal or local government
Read about how to become a partner landlord
The VA works with three local nonprofits to help with the Supportive Services for Veterans & their Families (SSVF) program.
Many U.S. veterans experience conditions that place them at increased risk for homelessness, including higher rates of Mental health issues, addiction disorder and lost jobs. Veterans experiencing homelessness are more likely to live on the street than in shelters and often remain on the street for extended periods of time.
If you are interested in being involved in the “All the Way Home” campaign to end veteran homelessness or have questions about the campaign,