The governor threw communities into disarray two weeks ago by withholding $1 billion in homelessness funding for plans he saw as unambitious. Local officials said this discouraged ambitious programs. Now Newsom is yielding.
The first count of unsheltered people in three years showed that the overall number of homeless individuals had increased by 3% in Santa Clara County (to 10,028) and increased by 11% (to 6,739) in the city limits of San José.
In calling for a better coordinated effort to respond to a crisis in mental health services, supervisors voted unanimously to ask county staff to begin 'systemwide planning' to address mental health issues and shortages in the mental health care workforce.
The SureStay Hotel near Mineta San Jose International Airport is proving to be anything but that for formerly unhoused residents, whom the city of San Jose wants to charge $627 per month—about 66% of many tenants’ monthly income.
The Law Foundation is asking the court to declare that Mountain View’s RV ban is discriminatory against residents with disabilities and is seeking a preliminary and permanent injunction preventing the city from enforcing its ban.
A city cleanup of the Crash Zone just south of Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport on June 24 blindsided housing advocates and the 250 to 600 unhoused residents, raising questions of what's next.
Over the last few years—and especially during the Covid-19 pandemic—Santa Clara County's Coyote Creek watershed has become an inflection point for how the South Bay must address issues surrounding its homelessness crisis and the environmental impact of creekside encampments.