To truly end homelessness in our community, we must address the problem upstream and take steps to prevent homelessness before it begins.
In 2017, Destination: Home helped launch the Santa Clara County Homelessness Prevention System - a unique partnership between public agencies, private funders, and non-profit organizations to help at-risk families and individuals maintain their housing and avoid falling into homelessness.
From July 2017 to December 2020, the Homelessness Prevention System has served 7,399 individuals (2,437 households) at-risk of falling into homelessness - 96% of whom remained stably housed while enrolled in the program. And based on these promising results, we are continuing to refine and expand this system to meet the growing need in our community.
Today, the Homelessness Prevention System is playing a key role in helping deploy rent relief to extremely low income residents who’ve been financially-impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about this effort, please visit our COVID-19 webpage
If you’re in need of rental assistance, please visit SCCRentHelp.org, or call 2-1-1 to learn which rental assistance programs you may qualify for.
Read on to learn more about the Santa Clara County Homelessness Prevention System