From the San Jose Spotlight:
Flags fly at half-mast each Nov. 11 to honor Veterans Day across the country. In Silicon Valley, fewer veterans will look at those flags while living on the streets.
All the Way Home, a campaign launched in 2015 to help end the homeless veterans crisis, has housed 2,201 veterans during the past seven years. The program is deemed a success in Santa Clara County, according to Destination: Home, a nonprofit that helps house the homeless.
In 2020, the campaign housed 278 veterans, which is more than the 163 veterans seeking help. The campaign milestone is labeled "functional zero."
"These people served us," Janine Burrier, assistant director of housing at the Santa Clara County Housing Authority, told San José Spotlight. "This was something people could wrap their heads around and get behind and see if we were willing to do the work it takes to house homeless veterans. What a great population to house."
Read the San Jose Spotlight's article "Silicon Valley Veteran Homelessness Reaches New Milestone," featuring the Santa Clara County Housing Authority.