Housing

Housing

Low-income housing gets boost in San Jose plan to spend Measure E tax

Strained to alleviate both pandemic-induced evictions and homelessness, San Jose leaders struggled with how to spend $30 million in new tax dollars before unanimously settling on prioritizing low-income housing over rental assistance. The City Council approved a plan Nov. 10 to allocate money from Measure E, a property transfer tax increase that was approved by...

San Jose gears up for battle over density with Opportunity Housing

A plan to densify housing in San Jose is sowing division and animosity in the South Bay. Supporters hail it as a fix for the South Bay’s crippling housing shortage. Opponents call it a threat to suburban, single-family neighborhoods. The plan, called Opportunity Housing, would allow developers to build up to four homes on a...

Santa Clara County permanent supportive housing project sees success

Santa Clara County may have just gotten one step closer to solving chronic homelessness. According to a recent study by the UCSF Benioff Housing and Homeless Initiative, permanent supportive housing has been successful in housing the county’s most impaired and desperate homeless individuals, including frequent users of emergency medical and psychiatric services and jails. Researchers...

Is Measure A’s loan program for first-time homebuyers working?

David Wulff and and Karina Gallardo Wulff were planning on leaving Santa Clara County if they couldn’t buy a house soon. The couple, who have two children, ages seven and five, had always lived in apartments. But they wanted more space and a yard, particularly for their kids to play in. The median sale price...

Agrihood’s urban farm housing project poised for spring groundbreaking in Santa Clara

With the final funding in place, Agrihood’s urban farm housing project in Santa Clara can move forward after years of planning. Receiving a state grant of $50 million in tax-exempt bonds from the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee on Sept. 16 put the project on track for a March or April  groundbreaking, officials said. Occupancy...