Ways to Advocate
Throughout Santa Clara County, individuals, community groups, nonprofits, housing developers, and governments are working together to solve homelessness. Here’s how you can get more involved.
Sign Up for Action Alerts
Signing up to receive Action Alerts is the easiest way to get and stay engaged with Housing Ready Communities. We’ll keep you posted on the key moments to take action to support affordable housing development and other solutions to homelessness.
JOIN THE HOUSING READY COMMUNITIES
Sign up below to stay informed and be notified when action is needed to support new affordable housing and impactful policy reform in your community. This is the best way to get involved and support proven solutions to prevent and end homelessness in Santa Clara County.
There is no required level of experience or commitment, and you can opt out at any time.
Attend Workshops and Action Opportunities
Join us to learn more about our movement to end homelessness, and to find out about opportunities to take action at community meetings. Our Intro Workshop, available on YouTube, will get you more acquainted with Housing Ready Communities. Another great way to get involved is to attend our Housing Ready Communities Action Meeting, held online every other month on the second Wednesday at 6pm. See upcoming meetings and action opportunities, sign up for alerts and stay tuned to the resources page for other.
Join Us during Office Hours
Sometimes the best way to get started is simply to talk about it. To that end, we are happy to schedule a telephone call or video meeting to introduce each other, ask questions, get started (or catch up if it has been a while). You can schedule a meeting yourself or contact us to find a time that works. We look forward to talking with you!
Host a House Meeting or Invite Us for an Information Session
We can bring our tools and information to your family, neighborhood, workplace, church or community group. Whether you represent a neighborhood association, business group, nonprofit organization, or just yourself, Housing Ready Communities can help answer questions about the causes of homelessness, and mobilize around the solutions. Sign up to learn more and talk about next steps.
Educate Yourself and Share Information
A key step in responding to our homelessness crisis is understanding how we got to this point in the first place. The long-standing structural forces pushing more and more of our neighbors into homelessness are complex, intertwined and often are overshadowed by myths and stereotypes.
Join the Action Network Facebook Group
Connect with other Housing Ready Communities supporters and stay in the know on news, progress, events and more.