Other Supportive Services

The Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara (HACSC) partners with other agencies and nonprofit organizations to make supportive services available to our residents and tenants located in Santa Clara County. Services offered by other agencies include emergency support to families, food, transportation, shelter referrals, clothing and housing assistance.

ADVOCACY AND LEGAL SERVICES:

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
www.dfeh.ca.gov
For information regarding unlawful discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County
www.legalaidsociety.org
For information regarding legal assistance on matters of housing immigration and domestic violence.

Mental Health Advocacy Project
http://www.lawfoundation.org/mhap.asp
This organization serves mentally or developmentally disabled people through the enforcement of their legal rights and the advancement of their social and economic well-being.

Project Sentinel
www.housing.org
Project Sentinel offers fair housing investigative services and enforcement in Santa Clara County.

Bay Area Legal Aid
www.baylegal.org
Bay Area Legal Aid provides legal advice and representation to low-income individuals and families in the areas of housing, family, domestic violence and public benefits.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING SERVICE AGENCIES:

Catholic Charities
http://www.catholiccharitiesscc.org/
For information about the myriad programs provided including immigration and refugee services, and housing.

Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition
www.midpen-housing.org
For information related to affordable rental housing in Northern California.

First Community Housing
http://www.firsthousing.com/
For information related to affordable rental housing in Northern California.

Mercy Housing
https://www.mercyhousing.org/california
For information related to affordable rental housing in Northern California.

Eden Housing
http://www.edenhousing.org/
For information related to affordable rental housing in Northern California.

City Team Ministries
www.cityteam.org
For information about getting a hot meal, a safe night's sleep and a clean change of clothes; the missions faithfully serve the community by providing temporary emergency care while sharing the gospel with the homeless.

Community Housing Developers
www.communityhousingsv.org
For information about shared housing, senior housing and family housing for the cities of Los Altos and Santa Clara.

HomeFirst
http://www.homefirstscc.org/
HomeFirst provides shelter, housing opportunities and support services for homeless individuals, families and youth.

HousingSCC
www.housingscc.org
Link to access Community Technology Alliance, a networking resource related to community service organizations in Santa Clara County.

Sacred Heart Community Services
www.shcstheheart.org
Provides basic needs, education and helpful information and referrals in collaboration with other human service agencies in the community.

San Andreas Regional Center (SARC)
www.sarc.org
Lists programs and services that help people with developmental disabilities find housing.

Shelter Hotline
1-800-774-3583 Provides up-to-date information on bed availability.

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Santa Clara County
www.svdp.org/santaclara/emergency_services.html
For information about emergency housing.

Sunnyvale Community Services
www.svcommunityservices.org
Sunnyvale Community Services is an independent, nonprofit emergency assistance agency to prevent homelessness and hunger for low-income families and seniors.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES:

Next Door: Solution to Domestic Violence
www.nextdoor.org
Provides information about counseling and emergency shelter for individuals and their children in abusive relationships.

AGENCIES PROVIDING OTHER SERVICES FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES:

HelpSCC
www.helpscc.org
Operated by Community Technology Alliance, HelpSCC is a searchable database of health and human service providers in Santa Clara County.

PG&E CARE Program
www.pge.com/care
Provides information about PG&E’s discount program for assistance with utility bills for low-income families.

Destination: Home
http://destinationhomescc.org/
Provides information about the public-private partnership to end chronic homelessness in Santa Clara County.

Housing 1000 Campaign
http://www.housing1000sv.org/
Housing 1000 is a local campaign in Santa Clara County to house 1,000 chronically homeless men and women, with the goal of prioritizing case management services for those people that have been on the streets the longest, are suffering from chronic health issues and are vulnerable to dying on the streets.

Community Technology Alliance
www.ctagroup.org
CTA provides technology and services to agencies, nonprofits and communities working to end homelessness and poverty.

Second Harvest Food Bank
http://www.shfb.org/
For information on community resources that assist people who are hungry.