San Jose to Renew Commitment to Homeless
The San Jose City Council is investing more in its effort to end chronic homelessness.
The council is expected to approve a Housing Trust Fund Grant of $410,000 on Tuesday to help move homeless people into permanent housing.
That’s up from $380,000 last year. Jennifer Loving, Executive Director of local non-profit, Destination: Home, says that among other things, the money will fund a manager to coordinate data collection and evaluation.
“When you can really articulate where the costs are, because we know for a percentage of chronically homeless individuals it’s very expensive,” says Loving. “And what outcomes work the best, then it makes more sense to apply that strategy.”
The goal of the program is to get people into housing quickly, and follow up with intensive social services to help them stay housed.