Santa Clara County housing advocates and leaders are in the final stages of finalizing the newest five-year plan to eradicate homelessness — or at least try to get everyone in the county housed by 2025.
This week, the group leading the effort to build the plan unveiled its high-level framework as housing advocates and local leaders make a final push for community feedback before March, when the plan — along with its priority initiatives for the first year — will be adopted by a county board known as the Continuum of Care.
After the county’s Continuum of Care adopts the framework in March, cities can take parts of the report that work best for them, said Kathryn Kaminski, a manager with the Santa Clara County Office of Supportive Housing.
“We hope that cities will see themselves reflected in the strategies in the plan and things that they can take action on,” she said. “We’ll also be working with them moving forward to engage them in the process of implementation over the next five years.”
The report shows a three-pronged strategy to address the “root causes” of homelessness, expand prevention and housing programs and to improve the quality of life for people who are homeless in a broad framework.
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