Homeless Resources Santa Clara County

Monday, March 16, 2020

FYI from Community Partner:
In anticipation of the community impacts of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Santa Clara County, Destination: Home took action to dedicate additional resources to the Homelessness Prevention System to prevent homelessness for impacted low-income households.
Starting immediately, we are creating an eligibility exception to allow low-income households whose housing stability is impacted by the coronavirus to enroll in HPS. This does not really mean anything different for your families when it comes to the referral process. Essentially, if you have ANY households (families or individuals) contact you because they need housing financial assistance, please refer them to HPS. See the message below that you can share with them:
If you are at risk of losing your housing or missing an upcoming rent payment, please contact the Homelessness Prevention System to request assistance. The Santa Clara County Homelessness Prevention System provides temporary financial assistance (e.g. rent, deposit, or utility payments) and supportive services to low-income families or individuals who are at risk of losing their housing and becoming homeless.
You can contact the Homelessness Prevention System by calling (408) 926-8885 or emailing housinginfo@sacredheartcs.org. You can also contact any of the participating agencies directly (see the list on page two of the attached flyer). During this current public health crisis, we recommend calling agencies before going into the office to confirm open hours. If needed, the agency may be able to screen you for assistance over the phone to avoid unnecessary visits to a public space.
Si usted se encuentra en riesgo de perder su hogar o no poder pagar el alquiler/renta, por favor contacte al Sistema de Prevención de Pérdida de Vivienda para pedir ayuda. Este programa del Condado de Santa Clara ofrece ayuda financiera temporaria (por ejemplo, para pagar el alquiler, el depósito o cuentas de electricidad) y servicios de ayuda para familias e individuos de bajos recursos quienes están en riesgo de perder su vivienda y terminar en situación de calle.
Puede contactar al Sistema de Prevención de Pérdida de Vivienda al (408) 926-8885 o a housinginfo@sacredheartcs.org. También puede contactar a las agencias participantes directamente (mire la segunda página del documento adjunto). Durante esta crisis de salud pública recomendamos que llame a las agencias antes de ir para confirmar sus horarios de servicio al público. De ser necesario, la agencia puede evaluar su situación por teléfono para evitar visitas innecesarias a espacios públicos.
Due to the current public health concerns, we have received authorization to conduct the assessment over the phone. Therefore, please refer households to the above phone number or email where they will get all the relevant information. If you have any troubles with the referrals, please let me know immediately.
Thank you,
Graciela Mann
Homelessness Prevention System Manager
Sacred Heart Community Service
C. 408-613-3890
E. gracielam@sacredheartcs.org