Why are we updating the
years ago, our community adopted the Community Plan to End Homelessness in Santa Clara County 2015-2020 which was developed collaboratively by
representatives of community-based service organizations, local government,
philanthropy, business, healthcare, and people with lived experience.
timeframe for the 2015-2020 Community Plan comes to an end, the Santa Clara
County Continuum of Care has embarked on a community process to build the plan
for the next five years, to guide the County, cities, nonprofits, and other
community members as they make decisions about funding, programs, priorities,
3 Pillar Framework
community planning process is being guided by a Steering Committee made up of
the Continuum of Care Board and additional key leaders, including a member of
Lived Experience Advisory Board.
guidance from the Community Plan Steering committee, the updated community plan
will have a three-pillar framework. Each of the pillars has a lead agency or
agencies that is leading development of strategies for their pillar and will
guide implementation once the plan is adopted.
several other important areas of focus for the plan have been identified,
including youth and young adults, who represent a large proportion of the
overall homeless population; racial equity; and raising the voices of people
with lived experience throughout the system.
Roles in the Community
To gather community input and draft the plan,
a work group has been created including the following members from lead
agencies, cities, and providers:
- Office of Supportive Housing – Jackie MacLean, Hilary
Barroga, and Kathryn Kaminski
- Office of the County Executive – Hilary Armstrong
- City of San José – Sarah Zarate, Ragan Henninger
Home – Ray Bramson, David Low
- City of
Morgan Hill – Rebecca Garcia
- City of
Mountain View – Wayne Chen
Bruce Ives (LifeMoves); Erin Stanton (Sacred Heart Community Service); Erin O’Brien
questions about the community plan, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
group is currently in the process of collecting feedback for the plan from
stakeholders in the community in a variety of ways, including the following:
October & November 2019
complete the Santa Clara County Community Plan to End Homelessness Survey here:
is open to all stakeholders residing in Santa Clara County. The purpose is to
hear what YOU think about homelessness in our community. The information you
provide is anonymous and will be used to inform our Community Plan to End
Homelessness - a five-year roadmap to guide the County, nonprofits, cities, and
other community members as they make decisions about funding, programs, and
will take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Thank you for taking the time to
share your feedback with us! The survey will close at 8pm on November 8, 2019.
is also available in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Madarin:
Matter Expert Convenings
– August & September 2019
meetings focused on specific populations – families,
single adults, and youth and young adults – representing a cross-section of the
community, including service providers, government entities, and people with
– September 2019
interviews with leaders in health care, education, business, advocacy, and
Focus Groups –
meetings with city housing managers, neighborhood
associations, and supportive housing developers to assist the work group to develop
strategies for each pillar.
Focus Groups & Interviews –
September & October 2019
discussions and one on one interviews with people who are currently and
formerly homeless, including youth and young adults and the LGBTQI community.
meetings open to the public to share draft proposal and obtain feedback.
South County from 6pm-8pm at Community Solutions
Central County from 6pm-8pm at Roosevelt Community Center
North County from 6pm-8pm at Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Safety Net and Criminal
Justice Departmental Meetings – October & November 2019
with County safety net departments and criminal justice departments to identify
system gaps and housing outcomes.
the community engagement process, the work group plans to have a draft plan to
share with cities, County departments and other stakeholders by November, with
the goal of having the Continuum of Care adopt the plan in January and cities
to adopt the plan in early 2020.