Funding Committed to End Veteran Homelessness

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has authorized an additional $1.5 million a year in housing and services for homeless veterans and expanded its commitment to landlord incentives, including $1.16 million over the course of the campaign. These funds have been used to provide gratitude payments and security deposits to house 533 veterans and their families. The County has made the Landlord Incentives Program a permanent resource and increased ongoing funding for supportive housing programs for homeless veterans by $1.8 million annually.

The San Jose City Council set aside $4 million to launch a rehabilitation program that helps landlords improve their properties in exchange for committing to provide new housing for veterans. Additionally, the City of San Jose is proposing to fund $1million for a veteran subsidy partnership with the County, which will come before the City Council at the end of this year. The Santa Clara County Housing Authority annually has up to $7.445 million available through federally supported Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers.