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Home not found cost study

Home Not Found:
The Cost of Homelessness
In Silicon Valley

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Homelessness through
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OUR VISION: No one lives outside

housing first mazeDestination:Home, a program of The Health Trust, is a public-private partnership that uses collective impact strategies to accomplish its mission, ending homelessness in Santa Clara County.

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HOME NOT FOUND: Cost of Homelessness Study

Home Not Found: The Cost of Homelessness in Silicon Valley

takes an unprecedented in-depth look at the cost of homelessness in Santa Clara County—and points to myriad possibilities that can move us towards ending homelessness and save the community money. It is the largest and most comprehensive body of information that has been assembled in the United States to analyze the public costs of homelessness, combining diverse data streams to analyze the population that experienced homelessness in Santa Clara County between 2007 and 2012. It includes demographic and medical attributes, justice system history, health and human services provided, and the cost of services. This data shows the realities of the true cost to public and safety net systems of homelessness in Silicon Valley.


In Santa Clara County, 7,500 people are without a home on any given night. Of those, 2,500 are considered chronically homeless. The solution is this: permanent, sustainable housing for all, and resources built to last for the long term. It’s time to stop managing homelessness, and end it.

We are achieving this by moving forward with a three pronged Community Plan to End Homelessness Community Plan to End Homelessness.


Disrupt Systems

Develop disruptive strategies and innovative prototypes that transform the systems related to housing homeless people.

Build the Solution

Secure the right amount of funding needed to provide housing and services to those who are homeless and those at risk of homelessness.

Serve the Person

Adopt an approach that recognizes the need for client-centered strategies with different responses for different levels of need and different groups, targeting resources to the specific individual or household.
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