On June 28, 2016, Housing Department staff presented an Update on the Pilot Sanctioned Encampment Program to the San José City Council. At this meeting, the City Council directed staff to work with all ten (10) Council Districts to identify one site per district where a BHC might be located. This direction also included working with community groups, neighborhood leaders, and other members of the community to review the proposed program, consider the viability of specific sites, and identify key operational issues, such as security, site aesthetics, and onsite services, which may be important to neighborhoods where the sites would be located.
The Bridge Housing Communities site list indicates all City-owned sites in each of the ten Council Districts. The Housing Department is evaluating potential sites for Bridge Housing Communities based on preliminary criteria which include: 1) distance from adjacent uses, 2) transit, 3) size, and 4) access to utilities. Note that potential sites indicated on the list are preliminary and may change.
CC = City Council Meeting
CED = Community & Economic Development Committee
NSE = Neighborhood Services & Education Committee
Info to CC = Information Memo to the City Council
NC = Neighborhoods Commission