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“House Your People” Rally at San Jose City Hall (Wed, August 1, 5:30 pm)

From the Affordable Housing Network Newsletter: STOP DISPLACEMENT! SANCTIONED ENCAMPMENTS NOW! Rally at City Hall 5:30 PM Wed August 1 SILICON VALLEY: HOUSE YOUR PEOPLE Join community and faith leaders to speak out against poverty and homelessness in the Capital of Silicon Valley, the richest place in the entire world. The…

Palo Alto Is An Elitist Shit-Den Of Hate

“Palo Alto is an elitist shit-den of hate,” commented “radical” Baptist preacher Gregory Stevens on his private Twitter account, which got him fired from First Baptist Church in May. The church has been the center of a bitter political dispute for years in which neighbors complain that too many community…

Grand Jury Report Calls For Denser Housing and Cities To Work Together Better

A Santa Clara County Grand Jury that has been tasked to address the lack of adequate (affordable) housing in  Santa Clara County and the fifteen cities within the county. Their 45 page report was released on June 21st and included 39 “findings and recommendations” that centered on the fact that…

San Jose Needs 120,000 Apartments

San Jose should build at least 120,000 new residential units over the next 30 years to address a crushing regional housing crisis, according to the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR). On Thursday August 24 the group published an alarming report detailing just how far behind…

Sam Liccardo Works For Google

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo has cheerleaded so hard for Google’s plans for 6 to 8 million square feet of office space in the Diridon Station Area, that a backlash among social justice groups demanded changes at the June 20 City Council meeting. Google’s professional real estate development officials will…

Santa Clara County Declares Homelessness Crisis, Urges Cities to Develop Affordable Housing

Today the Santa Clara County Housing Task Force declared that homelessness in the county has reached “crisis proportions”, and urged the 15 cities in the county to “fund affordable housing development, including development of surplus public land, zoning incentives, impact fees, a revenue ballot measure, and inclusionary zoning.” “The high cost of…