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.
- Community Strategy to End Displacement - Executive Summary (English)
- Community Strategy to End Displacement - Full Report (English)
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.
The Housing Department is continuing the conversation on the issue of displacement with residents, developers, property owners, real estate professionals, and other stakeholders to discuss potential solutions to prevent and decrease residential displacement.
To stay up-to-date on the Citywide Anti-Displacement Strategy, you can subscribe to our Anti-Displacement Policy distribution list.
Resources and Events on Anti-Displacement:
(02/03/20) Comments on Anti-Displacement Solutions
(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