Providing support for families and individuals facing housing instability or homelessness

The House Sharing Program is designed to expand affordable housing options for Santa Clara County residents through the use of underutilized homes and stability for community members with varying income levels, such as seniors, persons on fixed incomes, working individuals, transitional youth, students and veterans.

Catholic Charities offers affordable housing through Charities Housing Development Corporation, our housing development affiliate corporation. Charities Housing is committed to developing and managing affordable housing and strives to create developments that contribute positively to communities. Healthy communities start with people who care, who fulfill a vision, and who gladly perform meaningful services. That is what you will find in each and every affordable housing developed, owned, and managed by Charities Housing throughout Silicon Valley. We firmly believe our contributions are essential to the creation of healthy communities.

In addition to housing provided by Charities Housing Development Corporation and House Sharing provided by Catholic Charities, there are many other non-profit housing providers in Santa Clara County and the Bay Area. The rental applications, screening for eligibility based on income and household composition, and selection of tenants at all affordable apartment buildings, regardless of who built them, owns, and manages them, are typically handled by the property managers at each apartment building; there are no central locations for submitting rental applications.

Also, note that most affordable apartment complexes in Santa Clara County and the Bay Area have lengthy waiting lists, most are not accepting applications, and none offer emergency housing placements. 

The Responsible Landlord Engagement Initiative (RLEI) is a community initiative that helps communities stay safe and vibrant. RLEI works alongside neighborhood leaders, law enforcement, and local government to hold property owners account-able for the up keeping of their properties in order to maintain the wellbeing of the community.

As part of the Refugee Resettlement process, we provide:

  • Housing

  • Cash Assistance, furnishings, and essential needs

  • Education Classes including, but not limited to: Vocational English as a Second Language, Computer Classes, Job training, Life Skills

  • Referrals to Community Resources

  • Case Management Services