Homelessness affects people from all walks of life.
People become homeless for a variety of complex reasons.
Reasons for homelessness may include:
Job or Income Loss
Eviction or Rent Increase
Illness, Mental Health or Substance Abuse
Lack of Affordable Housing
In both the San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, the cost of living is nearly 50% higher than the national average. With such high housing costs, many people earning minimum wage live on the brink of homelessness.