Homelessness Statistics for Santa Clara, CA

, California

Total Homeless persons in Santa Clara County California in 2019

9,706

There are an estimated 9,706 homeless individuals in Santa Clara County California. That is a 34% change from 2018.

The homelessness statistics listed are collected from HUD and from the Homeless Shelter Directory database for 2019

Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals in families

678

There are 678 in Santa Clara that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals in families

243

There are 243 in Santa Clara that - together with other family members - are unsheltered
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered individuals

1106

There are 678 in Santa Clara that are sheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered individuals

7679

There are 678 in Santa Clara that are unsheltered with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Sheltered families

204

There are 204 in Santa Clara that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered individuals in families

Unsheltered families

65

There are 65 in Santa Clara that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Total Homeless families in Santa Clara County California in 2019

269

There are an estimated 9,706 homeless individuals in Santa Clara County California. That is a 34% change from 2018.

Chronic Homelessness in Santa Clara County California

Total Chronic Homeless in Santa Clara County California

2353

There are 297 more homeless individuals in Santa Clara County California than in 2018. That is a 14% increase.

What is Chronic Homeless?

Chronic homelessness refers to people who have found themselves experiencing homelessness repeatedly and is often accompanied with mental ilness or substance abuse.

Chronically homeless individuals have been on the streets for a long time, potentially years.

Sheltered Chronic

Sheltered chronic

318

There are 204 in Santa Clara that are sheltered together with other family members
Sheltered Chronic

Unsheltered Chronic

2035

There are 65 in Santa Clara that - together with other family members - are unsheltered

Veteran Homelessness in Santa Clara County California

sheltered_veteran

Sheltered

208

unsheltered_veteran

Unsheltered

445

Total Veteran Homeless

653

There are more homeless individuals in Santa Clara County California than in 2018. That is a % increase.

Youth Homelessness in Santa Clara County California

sheltered_youth

Sheltered

94

unsheltered_youth

Unsheltered

1774

Total Homeless Youth

1868

There are -649 more homeless youths in Santa Clara County California than in 2018. That is a -26% drop .

Housing Inventory

Total number of beds in Santa Clara County California

6,304

This figure represents the total number of beds available in all categories of Housing.

Total number of shelters in Santa Clara County California

25

What are Emergency Shelters?

Emergency Shelters are places where the homeless can find a safe place to stay in case of sudden loss of housing. There are about 900 emergency shelter beds in Santa Clara County.

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing are shelters intended to temporarily care for the displaced or chronically homeless population. There are about 844 Transitional Housing beds in Santa Clara County.

What is Permanent Supportive Housing?

Permanent Supportive Housing is a long-term housing service for the elderly or vulnurable population struggling to stay above the poverty line. There are about 3276 Permanent Supportive Housing beds in Santa Clara County.

What is Rapid Re-Housing?

Rapid re-housing is a short-term rental assistance service with the purpose of helping people obtain housing quickly, increase self- sufficiency, and stay housed. There are about 1284 Rapid Re-Housing beds in Santa Clara County.

Santa Clara, California Homeless Shelters and Services

25 Listings in city

Asian Women's Home

Asian Women's Home

San Jose, CA

Our 12-bed shelter is the only domestic violence shelter in Santa Clara County that focuses on the Asian community, and we are one of only nine shelters focusing on Asian and Pacific Islander domestic [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Aug 15, 2018
Casa de Clara San Jose Catholic Worker

Casa de Clara San Jose Catholic Worker

San Jose, CA

We are a small faith-based shelter serving women and children. We provide (long-term) transitional housing. We require guests to work if they are able. The shelter is very homelike, peaceful, and [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 14, 2020
City Team Ministry Rescue Mission - Community Services

City Team Ministry Rescue Mission - Community Services

San Jose, CA

Drop in between 4:00 - 5:00pm for bed availability. Drug and alcohol program. Free showers Mon., Wed., Fri. 9:30-10:30am. 10 days per month free, fee charged thereafter. Overnight emerg [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 21, 2015
Community Solutions Transitional Housing Program (THP)

Community Solutions Transitional Housing Program (THP)

Morgan Hill, CA

Office hours: Mondays through Fridays 9am - 5pm. Community Solutions’ Criminal Justice Transitional Housing Unit prov [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 16, 2015
The Opportunity Center

The Opportunity Center

Palo Alto, CA

The Opportunity Center of the Mid peninsula, is an affordable apartment complex and service center for homeless and extremely low income families and individuals. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 26, 2017
HomeFirst Program San Jose

HomeFirst Program San Jose

San Jose, CA

The Boccardo Reception Center (BRC) is the largest homeless service center, serving 250 adults every night. It provides shelter and transitional housing, as well as other critical services such as& [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 7, 2021
HomeFirst Boccardo Family Living Center

HomeFirst Boccardo Family Living Center

San Jose, CA

The Boccardo Family Living Center (BFLC) is a multi service transitional housing program for homeless families with children in South Santa Clara County. Located in the City of San Martin, the program [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 16, 2015
Montgomery Street Inn Shelter

Montgomery Street Inn Shelter

San Jose, CA

Montgomery: 85 beds for men, short & long term housing, including job development programs Daytime drop-in center: for singles and families with 300 individuals served daily Hours and Days of [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 16, 2015
LifeMoves Montgomery Street Inn

LifeMoves Montgomery Street Inn

San Jose, CA

Montgomery Street Inn (MSI) provides emergency and transitional housing for up to 90 single adult men per night with case management, Veteran's services, medical respite care, and other support servic [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 13, 2020
LifeMoves Georgia Travis Center

LifeMoves Georgia Travis Center

San Jose, CA

Provides interim shelter and supportive services to 12 families and 15 single women experiencing homelessness in San Jose. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 13, 2020
La Isla Pacifica Shelter For Women and Children

La Isla Pacifica Shelter For Women and Children

Gilroy, CA

For battered women and children under 18, no males over 12. Call for information.La Isla Pacifica is Community Solutions’ emergency confidential shelter for women and children who a [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 24, 2015
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence

San Jose, CA

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence creates paths for women to achieve safety, stability, and self-sufficiency. Domestic violence crosses all socio-economic, ethnic and religious b [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Dec 31, 2014
Palo Alto Opportunity Center

Palo Alto Opportunity Center

Palo Alto, CA

ServicesThe Opportunity Center’s Bredt Family Center for women, children and families is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.The Opportunity Service Center for i [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 13, 2020
Sacred Heart Community Services

Sacred Heart Community Services

San Jose, CA

The Housing Program helps people with financial assistance to prevent them from becoming homeless, or, to keep them stably housed. We assist with past-due rent, rental deposit, utilities (PG&E), a [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 11, 2017
Salvation Army Emmanuel House

Salvation Army Emmanuel House

San Jose, CA

The Emmanuel House has been serving Santa Clara County since 1966 and endeavors to provide the services needed to answer the questions of homelessness. The Emmanuel House has a full range of services [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Aug 15, 2018
Family Supportive Housing's San Jose Family Shelter

Family Supportive Housing's San Jose Family Shelter

San Jose, CA

Our San Jose Family Shelter is the only emergency shelter in Santa Clara County that houses 35 one and two parent families for up to 90 days. Each family lives in their own apartment style private roo [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Mar 30, 2015
CityTeam Ministries San Jose

CityTeam Ministries San Jose

San Jose, CA

In San Jose, CityTeam Ministries provides assistance to the city homeless population. CityTeam has a wonderful staff that care for and meet the needs of the youth and families in San Jose. A recov [...]

Last Updated Ago Added May 20, 2021
Heritage Home Shelter - CityTeam Ministries

Heritage Home Shelter - CityTeam Ministries

San Jose, CA

Home for pregnant women. Homelessness continues to be a difficult and complex issue for the Bay Area. The rise in the cost of living, the lack of affordable hous [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 26, 2019
United States Mission Transitional Housing San Jose

United States Mission Transitional Housing San Jose

San Jose, CA

Offers a work based transitional housing program. Will provide food, clothes, and shelter to homeless individuals who are willing to fund-raise money for themselves and the facility. 0-50% of the earn [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 16, 2015
El Concillo - Shelter Network

El Concillo - Shelter Network

East Palo Alto, CA

Shelter Network network referral area for shelter. Contact El Concillo's social workers to arrange intake to a shelter or other resources for help. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Feb 21, 2012
Graduate House Shelter Lifemoves

Graduate House Shelter Lifemoves

Mountain View, CA

Interim housing and services for single men and women. Graduate House provides Permanent Supportive Housing for formerly homeless individuals. The program has the capacity to house up to 8 men and wom [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jul 13, 2020
County of Santa Clara, Office of Supportive Housing

County of Santa Clara, Office of Supportive Housing

San Jose, CA

Offers text messages in the event of an emergency, Inclement Weather Episodes and shelter availability, or housing-related issues. Text HOMELESS888777       [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Jun 6, 2019
City Team Ministry Men's Shelter

City Team Ministry Men's Shelter

San Jose, CA

Every night our homeless guests at the Rescue Mission are provided with food, a hot shower, toiletries, clean clothes, and a freshly laundered bed. A hot meal is often the first step to helping a home [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Sep 21, 2015
WeHOPE Shelter

WeHOPE Shelter

East Palo Alto, CA

We are an ADULT ONLY shelter. In order to stay at the WeHOPE shelter you must obtain a referral from a San Mateo County Core Agency or a Santa Clara County EAN. Door open at 4:30PM and all clients l [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Oct 28, 2016
Heart and Home Collaborative

Heart and Home Collaborative

Palo Alto, CA

Part-time cold weather women's shelter in Palo Alto CA, November - March. [...]

Last Updated Ago Added Apr 7, 2020

Point-In-Time Count Summary

Total Homeless Total Families Total Chronic Total Veterans Total Youth
2015
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
1084
4564
845
63


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


249
17


184
1985


257
446


102
780
2015 Total 6,556 266 2,169 703 882
2016
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
1021
4564
876
63


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


259
17


110
1985


255
446


105
780
2016 Total 6,524 276 2,095 701 885
2017
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
1167
5152
779
296


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


223
71


260
1758


208
452


94
2436
2017 Total 7,394 294 2,018 660 2,530
2018
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
1115
5152
691
296


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


201
71


298
1758


206
452


81
2436
2018 Total 7,254 272 2,056 658 2,517
2019
SI*
UI*
IFS*
UIF*
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
Individuals in shelters
Unsheltered individuals
Individuals in families shelters
Unsheltered individuals in families
1106
7679
678
243


S*
H*
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless
Sheltered
Homeless


204
65


318
2035


208
445


94
1774
2019 Total 9,706 269 2,353 653 1,868
*Key
  • SI: Individuals in shelters
  • UI: Unsheltered individuals
  • IFS: Individuals in families shelters
  • UIF : Unsheltered individuals in families
  • S: Sheltered
  • H: Homeless

Homelessness Behavioral and Performance Statistics

Avg days* Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Average Length of Time Homeless (days) Return rate* Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months 1st time* Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time Temp 2 Perm* Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Rate People Exit from ES, SH, TH, and RRH to PH Supp 2 Perm* Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH Rate People in PSH and OPH Retain or Exit to PH
2015 94 10.6% 4297 23.0% 95.6%
2016 139 10.5% 3572 43.5% 96.7%
2017 124 7.9% 4713 27.9% 93.0%
2018 141 7.7% 5075 30.3% 97.5%
2019 110 8.0% 4954 29.5% 98.4%
*Key
  • Avg days: Average Length of Time Homeless (days)
  • Return rate: Rate People Return to Homelessness in 6 Months
  • 1st time: Number of People who are Homeless for the First Time
  • Temp 2 Perm : Rate People Exit from Emergency Shelters, Supportive Housing, Transitional Housing, and Rapid Re-housing to Permanent Housing
  • Supportive 2 Perm: Rate People in Permanent Supportive Housing and Other Permanent Housing Retain or Exit to Permanent Housing

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