Boccardo Family Living Center

13545 Monterey Road
San Martin, CA 95046

(408) 539-2192 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: transitional housing program for homeless families

General Information:
The Boccardo Family Living Center (BFLC) is a multi-service transitional housing program for homeless families with children in South Santa Clara County. Located in the City of San Martin, the program provides 26 units of transitional housing specifically designed to serve one- and two-parent households with children. Families pay a below-market rental rate that allows them to build financial resources while they work to achieve stability. The BFLC is also home to a four-month emergency shelter program for families that operates from December 1 through March 31, as well as seasonal migrant farm worker housing. Services During their stay at BFLC, families receive help reaching goals of permanent housing and improved self-sufficiency. Staff and volunteers also operate a tutoring program for the children who live there. The facility is equipped with a community room, an activity room, and recreational areas. Eligibility The BFLC serves families, which are defined as one- or two-parent households with at least one minor child. Eligible families must have documented homelessness. All residents must show proof of monthly income that is twice the monthly rent of the unit at SFLC. The program operates a waiting list for prospective clients.  The BFLC waiting list is currently CLOSED.


Helpful Definitions For Boccardo Family Living Center:
Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.

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