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Citywide Anti-Displacement Strategy



On June 12, 2018, the San José City Council adopted its Housing Crisis Response Workplan. The goal of this Workplan is to build 10,000 affordable and 15,000 market-rate homes in five years. As part of that Workplan, the City Council directed the Housing Department to write 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).
In summer and fall 2019, the San Jose team is organizing a series of stakeholder and public meetings.  City staff will bring forward a Citywide Anti-Displacement Strategy for the City Council's consideration in fall 2019.

Current and Former Renter's Survey

Are you a renter in San José, or have you rented in San José within the last 10 years? We would like to hear from you.

The City has heard from the community that many long-time San José residents are being displaced and moving out of San Jose.  Your input and experience can help inform the Citywide Anti-Displacement Strategy to reduce, prevent, and mitigate displacement.  Responses to this survey will help staff better understand how the community has been affected by displacement and identify potential trends.

Please take a moment to complete our survey by clicking one of the links below.  You may call 408-794-7472 if you would like to take the survey on paper.  Thank you for participating.

 English Anti-Displacement Survey
 Spanish Anti-Displacement Survey
 Vietnamese Anti Displacement Survey
 Chinese Anti-Displacement Survey

Upcoming Meetings

If you are interested in attending, the City Council plans to discuss affordable housing and Anti-Displacement at several upcoming meetings.

08/13/19   Housing Payment Equality Ordinance
(Source of Income)
  San José City Council
200 E. Santa Clara Street
San José, CA 95113
08/15/19   Housing & Displacement Community Forum
(Flyer - English, Spanish, Vietnamese)
  Seven Trees Community Center
3590 Cas Drive
San José, CA 95111
08/22/19   Diridon Station Area Advisory Group (SAAG) Presentation on Anti-Displacement    San José City Hall
Wing Rooms 118-120
San José, CA 95113
08/24/19   Housing & Displacement Community Forum
Flyer - English, Spanish, Vietnamese) 
  Alma Community Center
136 W. Alma Avenue
San José, CA 95110 
09/07/19    Housing & Displacement Community Forum
Flyer - English, Spanish, Vietnamese) 
  School of Arts and Culture
1700 Alum Rock Avenue
San José, CA 95116 
09/16/19   Council Study Session on Residential and Business Displacement   San José City Council
200 E. Santa Clara Street
San José, CA 95113
  • Ellis Act Re-Control
  • ARO Report on Tenant Demographic Data
  • Cost of Development: Affordable & Market-Rate
  • Housing Inventory
  • Land Cost Study
  • Inclusionary Housing Update (incl. Small IHO)
  • Housing for Under-housed Families with Children
  • ADU Amnesty
  San José City Council
200 E. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113
 10/8/19   Tenant Preference to Prevent Displacement    San José City Council
200 E. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113 

Resources and Events on Anti-Displacement:

(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

(05/29/15)  Map: UC Berkeley Urban Displacement Project - Regional Early Warning System for Displacement