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Housing

San Jose housing developers voice concern with Ellis Act

Ramon Navarro Johnson lost his rent-controlled apartment in 2015 when his landlord decided to charge market rate. “I was abruptly displaced from my home, could not find other affordable housing options (and) ended up homeless for a year and a half,” he said. Johnson now has stable housing, but said he still suffers the effects of his...

Bay Area has third largest homeless population in U.S., new report says

A new report on homelessness shows that the Bay Area has the third largest homeless population in the country, with 28,200 people in the region experiencing homelessness. According to the latest annual report on the state’s homelessness by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, homelessness in the Bay Area is just behind Los Angeles, with about...

Santa Clara County paid $13,000 a day to house homeless after project delay

Downtown San Jose’s first long-term affordable housing development, Second Street Studios, is set to open this month, but unexpected delays forced Santa Clara County to pay up to $1.15 million in motel costs for the future residents. The first-of-its kind project — meant to address the growing homelessness crisis — will house 134 individuals, considered some...

Silicon Valley housing shortage worsens for lowest-income earners

Only 22 out of every 100 households in California’s lowest income bracket have access to available and affordable housing, according to the most recent annual report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition. That means the state’s poorest people can’t find a place to live — something which the report points out is a pattern...

Hope Village residents move into motel, relocation on hold

With a deadline looming to move the Hope Village homeless encampment and county officials abandoning relocation plans, residents are temporarily being moved into motel rooms. “Given that they have to vacate the site, we have offered and most of them, except for one or two, have accepted moving into motels for about 30 days,” said Ky Le,...

New housing proposal revives debate over old City Hall site

Months after homeless advocates and the county came to a head over the fate of the old San Jose City Hall building, county officials are now considering using part of the site for temporary homeless housing. The move comes after a heated debate involving homeless activists and county officials. Advocates pushed to renovate the former City Hall annex...

San Jose lawmakers send letter to end SJSU homelessness

Five San Jose city lawmakers have now publicly declared their support to help end the student homelessness crisis at San Jose State University. In a letter released today, Vice Mayor Chappie Jones and Councilmembers Raul Peralez, Magdalena Carrasco and Maya Esparza pledged their commitment to work with SJSU President Mary Papazian to help find housing...

Hope Village not coming to Willow Glen following backlash

Hope Village, the homeless encampment of about 16 people situated off Ruff Drive, will not be moved to Willow Glen anytime soon. The relocation was put on hold Monday by the Santa Clara Valley Water District, following intense scrutiny from residents in the neighborhood. “This problem didn’t go away, it’s not going away. The people who are unhoused are as...

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