San José, the tenth largest city in the nation, is the Capital of Silicon Valley and home to many of the world’s most innovative technology companies. It is also one of the most expensive places to live in the country. Across the region, the demand for affordable housing remains extremely high as a result of the significant income disparity between workers in highly-compensated professions, workers in support and service industries, and people on fixed and extremely low incomes.
The City of San José has a strong commitment to ensure that all of its residents have decent, safe, and affordable housing.
The Housing Department's Policy and Planning Team supports the Department's programs by conducting public outreach, identifying needs, gathering data, analyzing existing and potential policies, programs and funding opportunities, providing federal and State legislation support, and preparing plans and reports that articulate the Department's priorities and strategies for making San José a great place to call home.
Below is a summary of the plans and annual reports that are prepared by or in conjunction with the Policy and Planning Team:
Current Planning Period
Five Year Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plans and the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI)
2015 - 2020
Required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the plans describe how the City will use federal entitlement funds to meet local housing and community development needs. The AI describes fair housing needs and identifies strategies to address those needs.
2014 - 2023
Housing Successor Report
Required by the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), the Housing Element establishes programs, policies, and land use strategies to meet San José's Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA).
Housing Investment Plan
This City-initiated Plan describes the Housing Department's mission, housing policies, goals, strategies, and performance measures.
In addition to the above strategic plans, the Department produces various program reports to showcase achievements under its major programs.
For questions, comments, or for copies of prior plans not listed above, please contact the Policy Team at (408) 975-4451.