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Morales-Ferrand: Setting the record straight on housing accountability

I read Dean Hotop’s op-ed (“Where is the accountability over Silicon Valley’s housing crisis?”) with great interest. There are few issues of more significance in our region than housing. Unfortunately, the piece included factual inaccuracies that may misinform rather inform your readers. Mr. Hotop misinterpreted the City’s budget book. The Housing Department’s FY 2018-19 personnel...

Hotop: Where is the accountability over Silicon Valley’s housing crisis?

“Rents at all time highs!” “Homeless population growing” “Incomes not keeping up with rents” We’ve all seen these headlines the last few years and understand there’s a problem. However, there’s a bigger underlying problem that hasn’t been adequately addressed. These headlines go all the way back to the 1970’s. In 2003, San Jose’s Housing Department...