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Citywide Anti-Displacement Strategy

Council consideration of the Citywide Residential Anti-displacement Strategy will be delayed due to the COVID-19 emergency. To stay up-to-date on the Citywide Anti-Displacement Strategy, you can subscribe to our Anti-Displacement Policy distribution list.

To stay up-to-date on the Citywide Anti-Displacement Strategy, you can subscribe to our Anti-Displacement Policy distribution list.


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 expects to bring forward a set of recommendations for a Citywide Residential Anti-Displacement Strategy for the City Council's consideration on a date to be determined after the COVID-19 emergency subsides. Please check this site regularly for updates.

Community Engagement

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:

(02/27/20) Handout of Anti-Displacement Draft Staff Recommendations - SVO Meeting

(02/03/20) Notes from January 2020 Community Forum Small Groups 

(02/03/20) Comments on Anti-Displacement Solutions

(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