Homelessness prevention can help communities reduce their homeless population. Homelessness prevention is a key component of the Santa Clara County Community Plan to end homelessness. The homeless prevention program focuses on families at risk of homelessness in the community and provides critical homelessness prevention resources and services to them. A group of 7 agencies has been designated as the Emergency Financial Assistance Network (EAN) and Sacred Heart Community Services is the coordinating partner for the homelessness prevention program. The services are provided across the Santa Clara County.
The program provides financial assistance related to housing e.g. rent, move-in costs or rental arrears. It also provides housing specialist assistance to the clients including housing search, location, referral, landlord mediation/dispute resolution, and information regarding tenant rights.
Here is a copy of our Homelessness Prevention System Operations Manual.
You can find more information about the Homelessness Prevention program at Destination: Home.