Homelessness can be solved. We have strategies proven to work – we simply need to scale these solutions to meet the level of need in our community.
Thanks to the generous support of our funders, Destination: Home invests in impactful strategies that reduce and prevent homelessness in our community. Since 2018, Destination: Home has invested more than $121 million to reduce and prevent homelessness in Santa Clara County.
Learn more about Destination: Home’s strategic investments in the following areas:
Deeply Affordable Housing Production
- We have invested $50 million in acquisition and pre-development funding for 30 Supportive / ELI housing developments with 2,600 new units.
- We provided $2.5 million in capacity-building grants to fund housing pipeline development work with 8 non-profit affordable housing developers to advance construction of another 1,600 new Supportive or ELI units in the next three years.
- We provided the City of San Jose with a three-year $540,000 grant to fund a dedicated city planner position, shaving off an average of 2 months off the production of new ELI and Supportive Housing developments in San Jose.
- With the support of more than a dozen public and private partners, we have invested $33 million to create and expand the Santa Clara County Homelessness Prevention System, which provides temporary financial assistance, legal support and other services to families and individuals at imminent risk of homelessness.
Job Pathways & Placement
- We provided JobTrain, a Bay Area non-profit specializing in employment services, with $1.2 million in funding to serve as the lead organization of a collaborative, multi-agency effort to develop and implement Destination: Work – a living-wage employment assistance system for supportive housing residents in Santa Clara County.
- We raised and allocated more than $34 million in private funding for a county-wide COVID-19 financial and rental relief initiative supplemented by federal, state and local emergency rental assistance.
- More than 70 nonprofits collectively provided over $85.4 million in rental and financial assistance to more than 19,500 low-income Santa Clara County residents financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Data & Technology Initiatives
- We have invested $1,016,850 to create a client-facing HMIS portal for homeless and formerly homeless individuals, in partnership with BitFocus.
Many of our investments are funded through our Supportive Housing and Innovation Fund, which was seeded by a $50 million gift from Cisco and supplemented by a $50 million contribution from Apple.