Homeless Assistance

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Emergency Assistance Network

The Emergency Assistance Network (EAN) provides various critical resources for eligible low-income households to prevent homelessness and hunger. Services may include: one-time rent and mortgage payment assistance, ­ move ­in costs for rental deposits, ­ information and referrals, food distributions, case management, job training, etc. To find the full list of services and programs see the Emergency Assistance Network (EAN) flyer here. For assistance in Santa Clara call:

The Salvation Army


Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Program

TBRA provides housing assistance in the form of deposits and rental subsidies for up to 12 months (along with case management services) to families with children experiencing homelessness, those fleeing domestic violence, or families with children that are at risk of homelessness.

To be eligible to receive assistance, families must:

  1. Have a household income at or below 60% AMI (2 people - $70,260, 3 people - $79,020, 4 people - $87,780, 5 people - $94,860);
  2. Reside in or have proof of a last permanent address in the City of Santa Clara, or
  3. Are currently working or have a verifiable job offer in the city; or
  4. Have children in Santa Clara schools.

Interested parties may contact Abode Services at 510-657-7409 or Bill Wilson Center at 408-243-0222. Families will go through the County’s Coordinated Assessment to determine if other services are needed then will be put into the County Queue for referral to Santa Clara’s TBRA program if appropriate.


Non-Profit Agencies

If you are in search of homeless assistance and prevention programs, you may reach out to the following agencies:

Emergency Bed Hotline

800.SHELTER ((800) 743-5837)

West Valley Community Services



Housing Trust Silicon Valley
Finally Home Security Deposit Grant Program



Life Moves 



Abode Services


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