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Citywide Anti-Displacement Strategy


On June 12, 2018, the San José City Council adopted its Housing Crisis Response Workplan. As part of that Workplan, the City Council directed the Housing Department to develop a Citywide Anti-Displacement Strategy. That same year, a public/private team from San José was selected to participate in PolicyLink’s 10-city All-in Cities Anti-Displacement Policy Network (ADPN), a national peer learning cohort studying best practice tools and strategies to address displacement.

Community Engagement to End Displacement

Last year, the San José ADPN team organized a series of stakeholder and public meetings and on January 15, 2020, released the Community Strategy to End Displacement.  The report was written collaboratively by the San José ADPN team and provides a set of 13 recommendations to produce new affordable housing, preserve existing affordable housing, and protect residents in rapidly-changing neighborhoods.  The report intentionally centers around the voice and perspectives of residents most impacted by displacement.

The report produced by the ADPN team is not an official City document.  City staff will bring forward a set of recommendations for a Citywide Anti-Displacement Strategy for the City Council's consideration in spring 2020.

Community Engagement

The Housing Department is continuing the conversation on the issue of displacement and plans to hold additional community meetings with residents, developers, property owners, real estate professionals, and other stakeholders to discuss potential solutions to prevent and decrease residential displacement.  You are invited to attend these meetings to have your voice heard and to help shape the recommendations that City staff will present to the City Council.

To stay up-to-date on the Citywide Anti-Displacement Strategy, you can subscribe to our Anti-Displacement Policy distribution list.  Periodically, the Housing Department sends emails to those who have subscribed and are interested in the strategy.

Anti-Displacement Community Forum

 Date Time   Collaborating Organizations  Location
Tuesday, January 28  10:00am-12:00pm Law Foundation of Silicon Valley and Golden State Manufactured-Home Owners League Martin Luther King Library - 2nd Floor, room 255

150 E. San Fernando Street, San José, CA 95112

Wednesday,  February 5 6:30pm - 8:30pm 

Summary & Draft Recommendations 

SOMOS Mayfair

School of Arts & Culture, Mexican Heritage Plaza

1700 Alum Rock Ave, San José, CA 95116


Resources and Events on Anti-Displacement:

(01/21/20) Powerpoint Presentation from 01/21/20 Community Meeting 

(01/21/20) Handout of Potential Anti-Displacement Staff Recommendations

(01/15/20) Full List of Anti-Displacement Ideas from ADPN Community Engagement

(10/01/19) City Council Study Session: Displacement in San José Memo - Video of meeting

(09/19/19) Notes: Cambrian Community Forum

(09/07/19) Notes: Eastside Community Forum

(08/24/19) Notes: Notes: Alma Community Forum

(08/15/19) Notes: Seven Trees Community Forum

Community Forum Presentation: English, Spanish, Vietnamese

(05/16/19)  Affordable Housing Week: Handout

(05/16/19)  Affordable Housing Week Panel on Displacement in San José

(11/29/18)  Meeting Notes: Cafecito: Nuestra Vision

(11/16/18)  Meeting Notes: Anti-Displacement Policy Lunch

(10/31/18)  Report: San José Diridon Station Area Civic Engagement Report

(09/19/18)  Map: UC Berkeley Urban Displacement Project - Migration by Race and Income

(06/12/18)  Housing Crisis Response Workplan - Direction to work on Anti-Displacement

(04/22/18)  10 US Cities Launch Anti-Displacement Network