2015 Bright Idea
Winners:
County of Santa Clara, CA & City of San Jose, CA
2015
Publication:
Innovations in American Government Awards
Jurisdiction:
California

Destination: Home works collaboratively with the city of San Jose and the county of Santa Clara to disrupt the local homeless system by focusing on interventions that systematically reduce the number of men and women on the streets. The public-private partnership has concentrated its efforts on the Housing 1000 Campaign, with the goal of housing 1,000 chronically homeless clients, developing programs that prioritize housing for high-system users, and streamlining services accessed by homeless and newly housed clients. Most critically, the program has worked with Santa Clara County to create a new Office of Supportive Housing, which will institutionalize the Housing 1000 model as its primary response to chronic homelessness.