Housing Services

Homeless Shelters and Services are available for families, individuals, mother and children who who have been subjected to sudden financial loss, violence, substance abuse, injustice, disabilities and other personal vulnerabilities that are in need of immediate help. Homeless Shelters and Services available in San Jose, California and neighboring ares;

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*EVICTION MORATORIUM – SB 91’s COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act extends eviction protections for tenants experiencing COVID-19 financial hardship effective immediately.and also provides financial assistance to residential tenants and small property owners impacted by COVID-19.


*THE CITY OF MOUNTAIN VIEW COVID-19 Rent Relief Program provides up to $3,000 per month of rental assistance for up to two months for qualifying Mountain View tenants impacted by COVID-19. The Community Services Agency (CSA) administers the program.

*Santa Clara County Homelessness Prevention system Covid-19 response program- Extremely low-income Santa Clara County residents financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can receive help paying rent through this program.

*CALIFORNIA COVID-19 Rent Relief will help income-eligible households financially impacted by COVID-19 pay rent and utilities, both for past due and future payments. Tenants and landlords are able to apply for assistance through this program.

MOUNTAIN VIEW MEDIATION PROGRAM – The Mountain View Mediation Program provides fast, free and confidential mediation to help people come together to talk about and potentially solve their disputes in a controlled environment. As possible solutions arise, trained mediators help guide participants toward a resolution of their own making. It also assists the City of Mountain View Rent Stabilization Program by providing free mediation and conciliation services to landlords and tenants in Mountain View. This free and confidential Program gives landlords and tenants the opportunity to resolve disputes and solve issues with a trained neutral mediator.

TEMPORARY RENT REDUCTIONS – Emergency regulations adopted by the Rental Housing Committee allow landlords and tenants of rent stabilized units to enter into voluntary short-term agreements that temporarily reduce rent during the COVID-19 pandemic, without changing other terms of the rental contract.

Housing & Rent Assistance

Small Landlord Relief Program- supports small landlords in Mountain View that have tenants financially impacted by COVID-19. Eligible small landlords within Mountain View city limits can apply for a loan of up to $10,000, with 0% interest, no fees, no collateral, and a term of up to one year.

Project Sentinel – assist with disputes over rent payments, evictions or any other housing issues during COVID-19 and beyond.

For information, contact the Mountain View Rental Housing Helpline at (650) 282-2514, email [email protected].

To apply for CA COVID-19 RENT RELIEF, contact CSA via email at [email protected] or call (650) 968-0836 to leave a voicemail.

For more information, contact the Mountain View Mediation Program at (650) 282-2514 or [email protected].

The City is still accepting applications for the Small Landlord Relief Program. Please email Patricia Black to apply for the program.


Next Door Solutions To Domestic

234 E Gish Rd #200, San Jose,
CA 95112, United States

Housing Solutions

Housing First Program – is focused on the prevention of homelessness due to domestic violence and helping survivors stay housed. The Housing First Program offers the following services:

-assessment and resource referrals

-education about housing, landlord and tenant rights that will contribute to stronger housing stability and the path for a survivor to become self-sufficient

HomeSafe in San Jose and Santa Clara – addressing the need for long-term housing and support services for domestic violence victims and their children. HomeSafe is the only service of its kind anywhere in Santa Clara County.

Call our 24/7 Crisis Hotline for shelter needs: 408-279-2962.

St. Vincent de Paul Society SVDP – Santa Clara

P.O. Box 5579 San Jose,
CA – 95150

Rental Assistance for extremely low income Santa Clara County residents – The Santa Clara County Homelessness Prevention System has rental assistance available for extremely low income residents who need help paying rent.

To qualify, you must be a Santa Clara County resident who:

1. Has been financially impacted by the pandemic;

2. Is at-risk of losing your housing; AND

3. Makes less than 30% of the area’s median income.

To learn more and start an application [click here].

LifeMoves | Stevens House

435 S 10th St, San Jose,
CA 95112, United States

**Housing and Employment

-To ensure the long-term success of our clients, LifeMoves has a variety of programs to assist heads of households in their search for employment and self-sustained housing. A dedicated team of housing specialists, employment specialists, and benefit specialists on-staff support our clients in their diligent efforts to return to self-sufficiency.

*LifeMoves employment programs include:

1. Career skills development

2. Resume workshops

3. Job search support

*LifeMoves housing services include:

1. Rapid Re-Housing programs

2. Assistance locating affordable housing

3. Housing benefits and rental applications

LifeMoves Mountain View is purpose-built to be a safe, secure, and welcoming community for all people regardless of ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, and ethnicity. Removing barriers and providing diverse and inclusive interim housing options is one of many prongs of addressing the inequities in access to housing.

Housing Choices Coalition

6203 San Ignacio Ave #108, San Jose,
CA 95119, United States

Housing Advocacy Housing Choices was born as an advocacy organization, mobilizing stakeholders to create new housing opportunities for people with developmental and other disabilities throughout the area served by San Andreas Regional Center.

Housing Development is a partnership with a housing developer to create new affordable housing (a “Partner Property”) with a percentage of rental units set-aside at affordable rents for people with developmental and other disabilities.

Housing Retention Housing Choices currently supports the housing retention of more than 250 individuals with developmental and other disabilities living in one of our Partner Properties.With the goal of helping all residents retain their housing and live successfully in their new homes.

Housing Navigation intended to help individuals with developmental and other disabilities find housing that suits their specific needs and priorities.

Homeless Case Management Homelessness Prevention System and is able to seek emergency rental assistance for qualifying households who are at immediate risk of becoming homeless.

To qualify for our services, you must be referred by your Regional Center. If you are not a client of a Regional Center, we are unable to provide services to you. The first step in the process to start our services is for the Regional Center Social Worker or Service Coordinator to send a completed interest form to Housing Choices. You can find the interest forms below in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

If you are in the middle of a housing emergency or have an immediate housing deadline, you should let your Service Coordinator know. In that case, the Service Coordinator will include additional information that lets Housing Choices know of the situation. When this happens, we will prioritize the request. All other referrals will be date-stamped and served in the order in which they were received.

Once Housing Choices has received the completed interest form, we will check our database to see if there is a history of prior work. We will also contact the primary contact identified on the interest form to learn more about the context of the request. After getting some basic information, we will ask for the Regional Center to issue a Purchase of Service (POS) authorization so that we can start work with you. We are unable to start services until the Regional Center has sent Housing Choices a POS authorization.

After receiving the POS authorization, Housing Choices will schedule an initial intake meeting to help identify your housing needs and goals. Housing Choices then will prepare an individualized housing plan and identify housing choices of the household, taking into account their preferences, income constraints, geographic needs, household size, and housing history. We will work with you to submit completed housing applications for the properties you are interested in. Housing Choices also works with you so you are prepared for the longer term process of being called for housing interviews or being called from a wait list for an affordable housing rental. If you have a Housing Choice Voucher, we will also help you demonstrate your efforts to apply for housing within the available time.



455 East Calaveras Blvd. Milpitas,
CA 95035

Rental and Utility Assistance Programs:

City of Milpitas Rent Relief Program:

Provides various forms of financial assistance to Milpitas residents and families experiencing emergency housing needs.

Project Sentinel: Renters can qualify for protection from evictions by satisfying the requirements of the State regulation. Project Sentinel also provides assistance around all other types of landlord/tenant issues.

Mortgage Relief: Many lenders and loan servicers are allowing homeowners to delay mortgage payments by providing for a grace period on mortgage payments.

Residential Eviction Moratoriums: Senate Bill 91 extending a statewide moratorium on residential evictions until June 30, subject to terms and conditions.

Santa Clara County Financial Assistance Program: This program offers assistance to extremely low-income Santa Clara County residents with a documented loss of income due to COVID-19.

Types of Available Assistance:

1. Rent/Deposit Relief

2. Emergency Hardship Relief

3. Eviction Prevention

4. Domestic Violence Relocation

5. Child & Family Homelessness

6. Relief

7. Section

8 Good Faith Deposits

For questions about eligibility and screening, please contact the Silicon Valley Independent Living Center: (408) 894-9041

For more information, call Project Sentinel at (408) 946-6582. To apply, Milpitas residents should call LifeMoves at (408) 271-­1630.

To apply fo Santa Clara County financial Assistance, click here or call (408) 780-9134. COVID-19 Housing Crisis Line (408) 278-6420


City of Cupertino Assistance for De Anza Students

1. Housing Assistance Grants – Students who live in Cupertino can apply for limited cash grants to help them avoid eviction or pay move-in costs, so they’re able to continue with their education at De Anza.

2. House Sharing Program – Students can apply to be matched with a Cupertino resident who has room available to rent. While each situation is unique, this typically means renting a bedroom and sharing other living space, such as the kitchen.

Applications will be screened by the college and West Valley Community Services, which will distribute funds to students who qualify.

In order to apply for a Housing Assistance Grant, you must live in Cupertino and

1. Be currently enrolled in at least six units at De Anza

2. Have already completed 12 units or more at De Anza

3. Have submitted the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or California Dream Act Application

4. Meet the eligibility requirements for the California College Promise Grant (formerly known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver)

5. Be accepted as a client by West Valley Community Services

In order to qualify for the Cupertino House Sharing Program, you must

1. Be currently enrolled in at least six units at De Anza

2. Have already completed 12 units or more at De Anza

3. Have submitted the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or California Dream Act Application

4. Meet the eligibility requirements for the California College Promise Grant (formerly known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver)

5. Be a resident of Cupertino or be willing to move there


Sacred Heart Community Service (SHCS)

RENTAL AND DEPOSIT ASSISTANCE – Sacred Heart Community Service (SHCS) offer other direct financial assistance to support households with financial need and prevent community members from being unhoused and provided the assistance with past-due rent, emergency security deposit (to move in to a new place), utility assistance, and public transportation.

SANTA CLARA COUNTY HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION SYSTEM – provides critical assistance to low-income families and individuals at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Assistance may include immediate cash relief, legal support, and/or other case management services.

STATE PROTECTIONS FOR TENANTS BEHIND ON RENT – provides important eviction protections for residents who are unable to pay rent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

One must be a resident of Santa Clara County for at least thirty days before applying. All financial assistance goes directly to the landlord, not to the member applying. You may email at [email protected] to write us a message or call 408-709-2364.

For Assistance please contact, Homelessness Prevention System Referral Line(408) 926-8885 or send email to: [email protected]

Certain conditions must be met and steps must be taken to qualify for these protections. For more information, please visit the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley or you can also learn more here about tenant rights, eviction protections, and how you can keep your home in Santa Clara County.



Housing Rehabilitation Program – Neighborhood Conservation and Improvement Program (NCIP)

Neighborhood Conservation and Improvement Program (NCIP) is a multi-purposed program offering technical and financial assistance to qualified residents. The program is designed for citywide households with gross incomes at or below 80% of County median income. By addressing building/housing code deficiencies and the abatement of hazardous conditions, NCIP aims to improve the habitability, use and occupancy of City housing. All kinds of repairs may be addressed through NCIP: re-roofing, plumbing, heating/cooling, electrical, termite damage, foundation and weatherization are examples. The costs for home repairs are covered under the loan program.

The homeowner benefits are:

1. Correcting hazardous, deficient housing conditions.

2. Increased property values.

3. Expert technical assistance in all phases of the project from start to finish.

4. Follow-up after project completion.

5. Peace of mind knowing the home repairs are being supported by expert City staff.

1. Filled-up and completed application form

2. households with gross income below 80% of median income.INCOME GUIDELINES: Maximum Income Levels*

3. verification and approval. * Financial assistance can come in the form of either a loan, grant or combination of both. Loan interest rates can be as low as 3% and increase according to the household income. Length of time of the loan is typically up to 20 years on either a deferred payment or monthly installment payment basis “