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Coyote Creek Flood: Information and Updates

Meetings on Flood and Flood Risk Prevention
Hosted by the Santa Clara Valley Water District. The last of three meetings is Monday, April 17, 6:00-8:30 pm at the Roosevelt Community Center, 901 E. Santa Clara Street, San José. See flyers in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Donations to and Distributions from the Relief Fund
Please donate to the San José Flood Victims Relief Fund administered by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation to help those affected by the flood.

Distribution of Relief Fund at Sacred Heart Community Services
1381 S. First Street, San José
Tel: 408-278-2169
Flood victims that meet criteria outlined below may qualify for financial assistance through the San Jose Flood Victims Relief Fund. Sacred Heart Community Services is responsible for fund distribution. Please see the handout on How to Apply for Financial Help - English, Spanish and Vietnamese

Housing Assistance & Unit Donation Program
The City's nonprofit partners are matching donations of housing units or listings of low-cost units with those who lost their housing to the flood. The units are listed at, although access to the site is controlled for the near future so as to ensure flood victims have first opportunity at the donated or reserved units. Flood survivors seeking housing must be in case management with Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County. 

Property Owners: To donate or list low-cost units, call 877-428-8844.

Flood survivors seeking housing: Contact Catholic Charities at 866-305-0617 or email . Or visit:
  • Catholic Charities, 1900 Senter Road, San José.
    Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm.
  • Housing Department, City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, San José, 12th Floor. Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm. If driving, park under the City Hall Tower on 6th Street and bring the parking stub to the first floor for validation.

Disaster Loans and Grants 
Disaster loans with very favorable terms are available to help qualifying renters, homeowners, and businesses affected by the February 2017 Coyote Creek Flood. Learn more at

Expedited Building Permits
City Hall,  200 E. Santa Clara St., San José
8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Tel: 408-535-3555
If driving, park under the City Hall Tower on 6th Street and bring the parking stub to the first floor for validation.
Visit the Assistance Desk in the Permit Center, first floor, for help with building permits that are needed for flood-damaged properties. The city has waived permit fees for construction work associated with flood recovery.

Disposal of Demolition and Construction Debris
Recovery from flood damage may require demolition and construction on your property. Please see the list of companies that are licensed by the City of San José to provide construction and demolition (including dirt/mud) debris bins and boxes. Learn more on the Disposal of Flood-Related Debris page.

Transportation Assistance 
Free Taxi Service between Shelter, City Hall, Sacred Heart and Homes
. Flood victims can call Yellow Cab at 408-777-7777 for a ride between the Seven Trees shelter, Sacred Heart Community Services, San José City Hall, and their homes. Provide the driver with Account #1421 to cover the taxi fee.

Volunteer Efforts
Flood recovery cleanups are largely completed. Volunteers who wish to continue helping with community projects and needs will now find opportunities at the City’s regular volunteer calendar and web page at you to our thousands of volunteers who tremendously assisted with the flood recovery efforts! 

Map of Impacted Neighborhoods
Live Incident Map - Updated 10:30 a.m. 3/07/2017

Flood Recovery Services and Resources
For more details and resources in English, Spanish and Vietnamese, please go to

Latest Flood News & Announcements    
Stay up to date on the latest news about the 2017 Coyote Creek Flood reentry and recovery efforts. News and Announcements section is updated with the latest content.

To subscribe, visit go to and select “2017 Coyote Creek Flood Recovery” bulletin under News Flash.

News and Announcements
San José Coyote Creek Flood Recovery Update - April 17, 2017 12:00 p.m.
Over the weekend of April 7-9, the remaining residents at the shelter at the Seven Trees Community Center were successfully relocated to other housing options. The shelter officially closed on Monday, April 10. Read on...
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