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: 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...

San Jose: Homelessness forum highlighted statistics and solutions

A panel discussion on homelessness brought dozens out to San Jose Thursday to talk solutions to a problem affecting thousands within Santa Clara County. Leading voices from the city, county and local nonprofits met with the San Francisco Chronicle at the Cisco campus to detail what’s been done, what’s happening now and what could be...

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