Government Agencies:

Santa Clara County, Office of Affordable Housing
This site contains information regarding affordable housing, rent control and first-time homebuyers.
Phone: (408) 299-5750

Legal Assistance:

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
This site provides information regarding unlawful discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.
Phone: (800) 884-1684

Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County
This site offers information regarding legal assistance, housing, immigration, domestic violence.
Main Phone: (408) 998-5200
Voice Mail: (408) 283-1535

Mental Health Advocacy Project
This organization serves mentally or developmentally disabled people through the enforcement of their legal rights related to social and economic well-being.
Phone: (408) 294-9730

Project Sentinel
Project Sentinel offers fair housing investigative and enforcement in the County of Santa Clara.
Phone: (408) 720-9888
Toll Free: (888) 324-7468

Bay Area Legal Aid
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.
Phone: (510) 663-4755

Affordable Housing Service Agencies:

Catholic Charities
This site brings all the information regarding the different service programs offered including immigration and refugee services, and housing.
Phone:Tel: (408) 468-0100

City Team Ministries
This site gives information on how to get 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.
Phone: (408) 232-5600

Community Housing Developers
This site gives information about shared housing, senior housing, family housing for the cities of Los Altos and Santa Clara.
Phone:  (408) 279-7677

Emergency Housing Consortium
This organization is the County’s largest provider of shelter, housing opportunities, and support services for homeless individuals, families, and youth.
Phone: (408) 539-2100

Sacred Heart Community Services
This organization provides basic needs, education and helpful information and referrals in collaboration with other human service agencies in the community.
Phone: (408) 278-2160

San Andreas Regional Center (SARC)
This site lists programs and services in finding housing for people with developmental disabilities.
Phone:  (408) 374-9960

Shelter Hotline
Calling this phone number provides up-to-date information on bed availability.
Phone: 1-800-774-3583

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Santa Clara County
This site provides information on emergency housing.
Phone: (408) 249-2853

Sunnyvale Community Services
Sunnyvale Community Services is an independent, nonprofit emergency assistance agency to prevent homelessness and hunger for low-income families and to help seniors.
Phone: (408) 738-4321
Domestic Violence Services:

Next Door:  Solution to Domestic Violence
This site proves counseling and emergency shelter to individuals and their children in abusive relationships.
Phone: (408) 279-2962

Regional Outreach
CalVet works closely with local communities in its efforts to serve veterans. To ensure veterans get the assistance, benefits and services they need, CalVet has divided California into eight regions and has staffed each region with a Local Interagency Network Coordinator (LINC).

Agencies providing other services for low income families:

This site offers information and access to the referral database in the County.
Dial 2-1-1 within Santa Clara County or (866) 896-3587 from outside Santa Clara County.
For TTY dial (866) 390-6845.

PG&E CARE Program
This site provides information about PG&E’s discount program for assistance with utility bills for low income families.
Phone: (866) 743-2273

Community Technology Alliance
The CTA mission is to end and prevent homelessness by linking and networking communities through technology.
Phone (408) 437-8800

Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition
This site provides information related to affordable rental housing in Northern California.
Phone: (650) 356-2900

Second Harvest Food Bank
This site provides information on community resources to assist people who are hungry.
Phone: (408) 266-8866

Bay Area Food Banks
A collaboration of 7 local food banks serving 11 northern California counties which serve over 700,000 Bay Area residents monthly.
Phone: (800) 870-3663

Veterans Services

The Recovery Village

Mesothelioma Group
Over 30% of Mesothelioma patients are Veterans. Please visit this page for more information on how you can be helped:

U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs
Combat Call Center 1-877-WAR-VETS ( 877-927-8387)

The Office of Veterans Services
The Office of Veterans Services is a County & State funded agency established in 1944 to assist veterans, military personnel, and their families in obtaining federal, state, and local benefits accrued through active duty military service.
Phone: (408) 553-6000

VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Palo Alto, CA 94304
(650) 493-5000 | (800) 455-0057

Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 614-9997

Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 373-4700

HUD-VASH Program Palo Alto
This site is for low-income Veterans who are eligible for HUD-VASH receive a specialized Housing Choice Voucher to be used at the rental of their choosing.
Phone: (650) 493-5000 Ext. 27886