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Housing

San Jose nonprofit for homeless youth is now homeless

When homeless and at-risk youth needed a place to shower, find a meal or get support in San Jose, they headed to StandUp For Kids for the past five years. But the program’s outreach center, The Village, will soon lose its home in downtown San Jose. Leaders of the nonprofit, currently housed at 25 E....

San Jose State students demand more resources for homeless students

An impassioned crowd gathered around the Tommie Smith and John Carlos statues at San Jose State University on Wednesday morning to bring awareness to student homelessness, a week after a San José Spotlight report revealed the university housed just six students last year. “Today we are here to stand in solidarity,” said Elsa Salgado, president...

San Jose State activists amplify the call to house homeless students

Fired up by revelations revealed in a San José Spotlight report that San Jose State University housed only six homeless students in the last year, a group of student activists are calling attention to the growing trend of student homelessness and say they have plans to host a statewide conference later in the fall. “This definitely...

San Jose community colleges oppose bill to provide safe parking for homeless students

Whether they are couch surfing, living in their car or out on the streets, nearly one in five community college students in California reported experiencing some form of homelessness over the course of a recent 12-month period. That data — published by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the Hope Center for College, Community,...

San Jose: Affordable housing project for seniors raises concerns

An ambitious, urban village project is underway and coming to Blossom Valley, but within it, a proposed affordable housing complex for seniors has some residents shaking their heads. On Monday, city planning officials rolled out a plan to build a 147-unit affordable housing project for seniors at a community meeting at the Hayes Mansion. Hundreds of...

Santa Clara County OKs building low-income housing on vacant county land

There are nearly 80 acres of county-owned land sitting vacant – near hospitals and public transit – and now county lawmakers will look at turning it into apartments for homeless residents. Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez presented a proposal at the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday to look into building extremely low-income housing on that...

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