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Gilroy Together: Homelessness Solutions & Getting Involved
October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Together we can prevent and end homelessness in Gilroy
Please join us for a workshop and discussion on proven solutions, progress updates, and upcoming opportunities for you to get involved.
As part of ongoing efforts to build community and strengthen relationships, we invite community leaders, friends and neighbors to learn about and participate in implementing proven solutions to prevent and end homelessness. Although immediate impacts on the health of our neighbors and neighborhoods sometimes overwhelm our senses and dictate our reactions, we must work together to identify, understand and pursue successful solutions.
Special Note 1: This event is following up on our first Gilroy Together event in May 2019. If you missed that event, not to worry; we will catch you up!
Food and drink provided. Registration required. Capacity limited.
Register today at gilroy.housingready.org
This community meeting is open to the public. Specialists and leaders will be there to answer your questions. Please invite your friends, neighbors and co-workers!
Help Spread the Word
Download the PDF flyer to print, post and share with your networks.
Special Note 2: Elected representatives, government staff, service providers, neighborhood leaders, faith communities, businesses and friends with homelessness lived experience are encouraged to attend.
- Update on the Community Plan to End Homelessness (progress, new plan development, and an opportunity to contribute to the new plan)
- Update on 2019 homelessness Point-in-Time census and survey results
- Housing Ready Communities progress update
- County of Santa Clara news and South County programming updates
- Information on what to do, and how to help someone experiencing homelessness
- Opportunities for you to get involved (Gilroy General Plan review process, faith-based outreach, and a new Neighborhood Ambassador program)
- Lots of time for Q&A
Prerequisites and Materials: All are invited! No previous involvement, experience or knowledge is required.
About the Event
This workshop is organized as part of the Destination: Home Housing Ready Communities initiative, and in collaboration with the Gilroy Compassion Center, the South County Homelessness Task Force, and other community partners.
Upcoming Tour of Gateway Senior Apartments in Gilroy
Gateway Senior Apartments, a Danco Communities affordable and supportive housing development is coming soon to Gilroy! We are scheduling a tour of the construction site and hope to announce the date at this event.
Housing Ready Communities
The Housing Ready Communities initiative brings together neighbors, faith communities, community groups, nonprofits, government and housing developers to take action and support approval of new supportive housing and extremely low income affordable housing throughout Santa Clara County.
For more information about the Housing Ready Communities initiative, including an events calendar of learning and action opportunities, an interactive housing map, tools and other resources, and an invitation to sign up and get involved, visit housingready.org today!
Housing Ready Communities is a Destination: Home initiative implemented in partnership with the County of Santa Clara Office of Supportive Housing, the City of San Jose Housing Department, the Santa Clara County Housing Authority, Silicon Valley at Home, community organizations and neighbors throughout the county. Housing Ready Communities is generously supported by Symantec.
Image Credit: Gilroy, California (from F.W. Blake, Pub, Gilroy, Cal.)
Although meetings of specific importance will be added individually to the calendar, these monthly meetings may be of interest on an ongoing basis:
Housing, Land Use, Environment, and Transportation (HLUET) Committee – Typically meets at 10am on the third Thursday each month. As a regular agenda item, the County Office of Supportive Housing presents its monthly system data report at these meetings. For details, select HLUET Committee in the drop-down menu in the left sidebar on the County of Santa Clara website.
Housing and Community Development Commission – Typically meets at 5:45pm on the second Thursday of each month. For details, see the Commission calendar on the City of San Jose website.