Santa Clara County Local News: Homelessness


All Local Homelessness News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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12/19/2023
Sunnyvale is hoping to finalize some of its biggest projects next year, from supporting homeless residents to putting in new sports fields.

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12/19/2023
San Jose and Santa Clara County have spent decades and millions of dollars trying to end homelessness, and while some progress has been made, thousands remain on the street each night — and hundreds die each year.

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12/15/2023
All but two California counties are delaying their implementation of a new law that makes it easier for a court to place someone in involuntary confinement if they can’t care for their own medical needs or personal safety.

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12/14/2023
Federal judge David O. Carter has declined to dismiss a lawsuit that could force the Veterans Administration to house veterans experiencing homelessness in the Los Angeles area. Carter’s 41-page ruling could pave the way for a trial in mid-2024.

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12/13/2023
Santa Clara County officials are moving ahead with a temporary contract extension for homeless support services despite uneasiness over allegations of discrimination by the nonprofit provider.

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12/04/2023
Calling it a small but crucial tool for addressing homelessness, Palo Alto agreed to expand and make permanent a program that allows local congregations to devote parking spaces to vehicle dwellers.

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12/03/2023
San Diego-area nonprofits and faith organizations struggle to provide for tens of thousands of migrants border agents have released on San Diego streets.

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11/28/2023
The state is making nearly $300 million in additional grant money available for local governments to clear homeless encampments, with a focus on areas near state highways and Interstate Highways, and provide housing options for people.

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11/24/2023
The number of homeless high school students and families in one East San Jose school district has increased threefold in just three years. 

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11/14/2023
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As cities embrace small housing units as a bridge between tents and permanent housing, social entrepreneurs are jumping in to fill the demand. Santa Cruz/San Jose-based non-profit Simply Shelter is one organization building “tiny shelters” to provide refuge for unhoused individuals.

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11/14/2023
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A tiny home project building bicycle-locker-sized enclosures in Santa Cruz morphed into Simply Shelter and expanded to San Jose.

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11/09/2023
Berkeley public works staff and police officers began closing the longstanding encampment along Seventh and Eighth streets in an “imminent health hazard and emergency abatement,” which was ordered to tackle safety concerns.

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11/05/2023
California’s population of homeless veterans has plateaued despite billions of dollars in state spending to create housing for former service members. Now, Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to shift resources to focus on veterans with serious mental health conditions.

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11/03/2023
As Palo Alto moves ahead with construction of a housing complex for homeless individuals in the Baylands, state Sen. Josh Becker is advancing a bill that he hopes will make these types of projects much more common across California.

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11/02/2023
A Santa Clara County spokesperson said the county granted permission to the city to clear out Four Corners after conditions at the encampment had “deteriorated” from a recent homicide, suicide, overdoses and arson.

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11/01/2023
San Jose Mayor Matt Mahan unveiled the first iteration of city “scorecards” to track progress in key areas,  hoping this will serve as a model nationwide.

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10/31/2023
Palo Alto’s elected leaders joined state dignitaries and housing advocates to celebrate the construction of a housing project that is unlike any other in the city: an apartment complex focused on unhoused individuals.

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10/26/2023
When Palo Alto asked local churches to open their parking lots to people who live in their cars, city leaders saw it as a small solution to the giant problem of homelessness. Pleased with the results, they’re now looking to expand it.

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10/26/2023
H4U does constant outreach, bringing food and hygiene packs to Milpitas’ unhoused residents while also doing more intensive work to help them get off the streets and into permanent housing.

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10/25/2023
A San Jose housing operator is receiving millions in funding to address homelessness, despite growing concerns by city officials about the non-profit’s performance and racial profiling allegations.
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