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Commissioner Vacancy Announcement

The City of San José is currently accepting applications for two vacancies on the Housing and Community Development Commission. Qualified candidates must live in the City of San José and be active in the community. At least five of the 13-member commission should represent low-income households. The term of the appointment is four years. This Commission is charged with making recommendations to the Housing Department and the City Council regarding existing and proposed housing programs and policies that further San José's housing and community development goals. Prioritization of federal funds allocated to the City is also a key responsibility. Another important function of the Commission is to provide input to City staff on implementation of the City’s Apartment and Mobilehome Rent Ordinances

Examples of the types of activities that the Commission will engage in include:


  • Provide recommendations on the Housing Department's Five-Year Housing Investment Plan that will guide the Department on the use of housing funds;
  • Provide input to HUD action plans which steers the Department on federal funding for services to: end homelessness, serve seniors, engage community members in low-income neighborhoods, and;
  • Provide recommendations on the fees assessed for the Housing Department’s administration of the City’s Rent Ordinances (Mobile home Parks and Apartments).

Current Vacancies 


The Commission currently has two vacancies: 

  • Mayor's Appointee 
  • Council District 5 Appointee 

Applicants for both vacancies must meet one of the following criteria for low- or moderate-income representation:

  1. Low- or moderate-income person as defined by HUD (The income limit changes depending on household size. For example, a 1-person household has an income limit of $52,850; a 4-person household has a limit of $75,500); 
  2. Elected member of a neighborhood organization in a low- or moderate-income neighborhood (51% of the neighborhood is at or below 80% of the area median income as defined by HUD;
  3. Resident of one of the place-based neighborhoods identified as a priority area for HUD-funds, including Santee, Mayfair, and Five Wounds/Brookwood Terrace; or
  4. Employed by an organization and its primary purpose is to serve the interests of low-income residents. 

Preference will be given to applicants who are renters or tenant of rent stabilized apartments in San Jose. Preference will also be given to applicants with experience in one or more of the following areas: development, lending, community development, homeless services, federal funding, or multifamily rental ownership/management experience. While applicants are not required to live in the specific Council District with the vacancy, recommendation of the candidate for appointment will be made by the Councilmember of the specific District. 

For additional information on the Housing and Community Development Commission and how to apply, please see the Boards and Commissions Vacancies on the City Clerk's website. Questions pertaining to this announcement should be directed to the Housing Department staff at 408.975.4402.