Finally Home Security Deposit Program

We believe moving those experiencing homelessness into safe, secure and sustainable housing opens the door to a better life.

For many people experiencing homelessness they are living hour-to-hour, or day-to-day to survive. A safe and stable place to live is out of reach and one of the many basic needs they cannot afford. Even with above-and-beyond efforts of public service workers those experiencing homelessness may still not have enough options to improve the quality of their lives. Security deposits, application fees, first and last month’s rent and utility deposits add up quickly – making it difficult to secure housing. Housing Trust is here to help.

How it Helps

The Finally Home Security Deposit program provides a one-time grant up to $2,500 to individuals and families moving to permanent sustainable housing. Applications are made by partner agencies, and priority is given to individuals or families with the greatest need – those who can sustainably remain in permanent housing and are able to demonstrate long-term self-sufficiency.

Qualifications & Applying

Applications for a Finally Home grant must be submitted on behalf of the applicant by one of the partner agencies listed below.

If you’re an organization interested in providing Finally Home grants, please contact to learn how to become a partner agency.

Other Qualifications

Individuals and families moving into rental housing within the County of Santa Clara and are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness may qualify for a Finally Home grant.

The maximum household income also cannot exceed 80% of Santa Clara County’s area median income.

Household Size123456
Income Limit$72,750$83,150$93,550$103,900$112,250$120,550

California Department of Housing and Community Development, 80% of Area Median Income  (updated as of May 6, 2019)

For Partner Agencies

Getting a Finally Home Grant for Your Client

    The Application Process

  1. Submit a completed application package

    Submit a Finally Home Application and complete application package to Application package must be submitted by an eligible partner agency and must be reviewed for completeness and approved by an authorized agency program manager.

  2. Caseworker will be notified of application status

    If needed, Housing Trust staff will notify the program manager of any documentation deficiencies. If the caseworker does not respond within 2 business days, the application will be cancelled.

  3. Grant check will be mailed directly to the landlord/property management company

    Grant check will be mailed directly to the landlord or property management company within 2 business days of approval.

Program Documents

Additional Resources

Financing Partners

  • Applied Materials
  • Sunlight Giving
  • Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation, Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot