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Read the latest news from HomeFirst and our coverage in the media. Discover OFF The STREET, our bi-annual newsletter providing the latest updates on our programs and work in the community. Explore our Annual Report to get an in-depth look at how we are working to end homelessness.

OFF The STREET Newsletter

Volume 17, Spring 2017

Volume 16, Fall 2016

Volume 15, Spring 2016

Volume 14, Fall 2015

Media Coverage

2/15/2019: San Jose Spotlight - A night on Route 22: ‘Homeless riders’ fear loss of overnight bus

2/6/2019: Mountain View Voice - Cold front leaves snow on Bay Area peaks

2/5/2019: SFGate - Emergency Beds Added To Shelters For Extended Time Due To Inclement Weather

2/5/2019: Mountain View Voice - County extends shelter hours due to cold, wet weather

2/5/2019: KTVU - Helping the homeless survive the elements in frigid South Bay weather

2/5/2019: Patch - Refuge From Cold, Wet Weather Opening Up

1/30/2019: Patch - South Bay Preps Shelters For Winter This Weekend With More Beds

1/29/2019: San Jose Spotlight - Dozens hit the streets for San Jose homeless count

1/29/2019: KGO-TV - Santa Clara County census to help fine tune homeless services

1/29/2019: KCBS - 'I'm Scared That I'm Going To Die Out Here' - Transient Woman Appeals For Help During Homeless Count

1/11/2019: KRON 4 - Where to find warming centers in Santa Clara County

1/11/2019: Patch - Heads In Beds Marks Goal Of Santa Clara Co. In Bad Weather

1/9/19: MIT News - State and local governments invited to apply for support to develop rigorous evaluations

1/2/2019: Mother Nature Network - San Jose approves tiny house villages for the homeless

1/2/2019: Come In From Cold, Wet Weather, Santa Clara Co. Asks All Citizens

1/1/2019: Tri-City Voice - Gift of Warmth

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12/31/2018: KPIX 5 - South Bay Warming Shelters Open To Help Homeless People Escape The Cold

12/31/2018: Palo Alto Weekly - County activates cold-weather shelter services

12/31/2018: Mountain View Voice - County expands shelter hours, offers more beds during cold snap

12/26/2018: SFBay - Activists mourn 157 homeless deaths in Santa Clara County

12/26/2018: Patch - San Jose Mayor Serves Homeless Dinner Christmas Eve

12/25/2018: Sing Tao Daily - The mayor of San Jose’s family gathers as a waiter

12/24/2018: Telemundo 48 - Cena Navideña para desamparados en San José (VIDEO)

12/22/2018: SF Gate - County To Open Warming Centers For Cold Weather Through Christmas

12/19/2018: Fast Company - Silicon Valley’s temporary fix for homelessness: tiny houses

12/19/2018: CBS-5 - San Jose Approves 2 Tiny Home Locations For Emergency Housing

12/19/2018: San Jose Mercury News - San Jose: Tiny homes’ sites approved by council

12/18/2018: SFGate - City Council Approves 2 'Tiny Home' Locations For Emergency Housing

12/11/2018: San Jose Inside - San Jose Unveils ‘Tiny Homes’ Prototype Ahead of Vote on Pilot Homeless Shelter Program

12/10/2018: NBC Bay Area - Tiny Home Prototype Unveiled in San Jose

12/10/2018: KGO-TV - San Jose unveils tiny house prototype as vote on pilot program nears

12/10/2018: San Jose Mercury News - See San Jose’s new tiny homes for homeless residents

12/10/2018: KTVU TV - San Jose proposes 80 'tiny homes' be built to address housing crisis

12/7/2018: Patch - Cold Weather Services For Homeless Available

12/5/2018: San Jose Spotlight - Work with HomeFirst brings CEO Andrea Urton “full circle”

12/3/2018: Mountain View Voice - County: Tents, tarps, sleeping bags needed for homeless this winter

11/30/2018: Patch - Hope Village, HomeFirst In Great Need Of Goods To Warm Homeless

11/22/2018: San Jose Mercury News: Giving thanks for community volunteers

11/15/2018: San Jose Mercury News - Holiday giving: 45 ways to donate to SF Bay Area causes

11/9/2018: Silicon Valley Business Journal - Gallery: See who was at the SVBJ's Corporate Philanthropy event for 2018

10/31/2018: Silicon Clara Valley Transportation Authority - VTA Recognizes Community Partner HomeFirst

10/21/2018: 102.9 KBLX-FM - LISTEN UP BAY AREA

HomeFirst COO Rene Ramirez talks with Telemundo 48 about the services available to those in need at the Boccardo Reception Center shelter in San Jose.

HomeFirst COO Rene Ramirez talks with Telemundo 48 about the services available to those in need at the Boccardo Reception Center shelter in San Jose.

5/15/2018, The Mercury News: Overnight dryer fire causes evacuation at San Jose homeless shelter

5/8/2018: Mountain View Voice - With city shelter closed, for many there's no place to go

4/20/2018: Los Gatos Patch - SJSU Group Demands Help For 300 Homeless Students

3/21/2018: KTVU - Sunnyvale homeless shelter extending service

3/20/2018: County of Santa Clara/SCCGov - Sunnyvale Homeless Shelter to stay open year round

3/20/2018: Santa Clara County Newsbeat - Cold Weather Shelters Extend Their Availability by Two Months

2/18/2018: NBC Bay Area - More Shelter Beds Available in Santa Clara County During Cold Spell This Week

1/7/2018: NBC Bay Area - Santa Clara County Makes More Beds Available For Homeless

1/5/2018: The Mercury News - Sunnyvale Homeless Shelter So Busy That Another One Opened

12/14/2017, Architect Magazine: Bridge Housing Community

12/12/2017, The Mercury News: Tiny Homes for San Jose's homeless

10/26/2017, Mountain View Voice: City approves downtown homeless shelter

10/18/2017, The Mercury News: Sunnyvale cold weather shelter opens amid smoky skies

10/15/2017, SFGate.com: Brown signs bill to allow cities to fast- track shelters for homeless

8/28/2017, The Mercury News: San Jose proposes just two “tiny home” villages for homeless

8/27/2017, The Mercury News: Editorial: San Jose’s ‘tiny homes’ plan needs re-boot with better information — and political leadership

8/21/2017, KRON4: San Jose reduces potential sites for tiny homes for homeless

8/20/2017, The Mercury News: After backlash, San Jose reduces number of ‘tiny homes’ sites for homeless

8/16/2017, The Mercury News: Report homeless deaths up 164 percent in Santa Clara County; aging population a factor

8/2/2017, Mountain View Voice: Mountain View's night out

7/20/2017, The Mercury News: Seniors on the streets: Aging homeless population of Silicon Valley

7/14/2017, Mountain View Voice: More mobile health services coming to Mountain View

7/13/2017, The Mercury News: Palo Alto sees 26 percent rise in homelessness, census says

7/7/2017, The Mercury News: Rise in RV homeless throughout South Bay

6/30/2017, Mountain View Voice: New census shows Mountain View homeless population growing

6/30/2017, The Mercury News: San Jose: Huge surge in homeless Silicon Valley youth

6/27/2017, The Mercury News: Crackdown coming against food giveaways for homeless at San Jose’s St. James Park

6/22/2017, The Mercury News: A helping hand before homelessness for South Bay families on the brink

6/20/2017, The Mercury News: Advocates say ‘impenetrable’ barrier to keep homeless from San Jose campsite is no solution

6/19/2017, The Mercury News: Affordable housing projects to fight homelessness advance in San Jose

6/13/2017, Mountain View Voice: The Philanthropist Pauper

5/24/2017, East Bay Times: Homeless ‘war zone’: Oakland officials under fire to solve crisis

1/2/2017, The Mercury News: Snow on bay area peaks kicks off week of chilly wet weather

12/30/2016, Times Herald Online: Colder than normal temperatures on the way in bay area

12/29/2016, East Bay Times: Bay area enjoy sunny Thursday because its about to get real cold again

12/22/2016, The Mercury News: County and faith based shelters take homeless in from the cold

12/01/2016, Mountain View Voice: A Respite From the Cold

11/30/2016, Gilroy Dispatch: Inclement Weather Alert for South County Homeless

11/29/2016, Mountain View Voice: Cold weather homeless shelters open this week

11/28/2016, The Mercury News: Sunnyvale: New winter homeless shelter opens doors

11/28/2016, KRON4: 395 winter shelter beds available to homeless in Santa Clara County

11/28/2016, KTVU: Sunnyvale shelter from cold for homeless opens with kitchen, showers, laundry facilities

Annual Report

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