Author: Kyle Martin (Kyle Martin)

San Jose: New urban village plans could displace low-income renters

A new development planned for west San Jose is expected to displace a handful of mostly low-income San Jose residents to make way for a new mixed-use 7-story residential and commercial urban village. “I thought this was going to be my forever home,” said Debra Hernandez, 66, who’s retired and has lived in her one-bedroom...

Should Santa Clara County Fairgrounds be used for homeless housing?

As homelessness worsens throughout the Bay Area, one Willow Glen resident is planning to soon bring 1,000 signatures to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors from petitioners demanding transitional housing for homeless people on the county fairgrounds. “Most people want to do something, we just don’t know what we can actually do to make...

Three Bay Area media outlets host regional discussion on gentrification

One East Bay housing advocate says that when dealing with gentrification and displacement, it’s time to “push back.” Housing, gentrification, tech workers, corporations, taxes and displacement — all topics discussed Sunday afternoon during a live broadcast of Connect the Bay, a quarterly live TV program produced by Northern California Public Media, in partnership with San José Spotlight...

San Jose’s ‘cleanest’ homeless encampment swept away

The homeless encampment across the street from downtown San Jose’s Children’s Discovery Museum was swept out and cleared Tuesday morning, and less than a dozen homeless people moved or surrendered many of their belongings while crews from the California Department of Transportation loaded up trucks and hauled it all away. The encampment is affectionately called...

Silicon Valley legislator pushes to ban conversion therapy

Silicon Valley Assemblyman Evan Low, an openly gay state legislator, has been working since last year to get conversion therapy recognized in California as fraudulent and harmful to LGBTQ+ residents. Low this month introduced a new resolution to denounce conversion therapy services, joining with faith leaders to move California one step closer toward eradicating conversion...

New report: Google campus will lead to $235M more in rent spikes

With Silicon Valley residents already sacrificing health to pay their rent, a new report says living in the region is about to get much more expensive for local renters. Google’s proposed mega-campus will hike local rents up, causing tenants to pay five times more in rent than the city expects to collect in tax revenues...

San Jose is home to the nation’s second LGBTQ homeless shelter

Two months ago Kiabet Vivanco found refuge at San Jose’s New Haven Inn — a county-funded supportive home that’s now the nation’s second shelter for homeless and at-risk LGBTQ+ residents. Now, safe and sober, the 34-year-old landed a job and she’s able to see her three kids. “My plan is to keep my life like that,”...

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