Councilman Peralez Undeterred by Critics of Permanent Housing Project by Saint James Park

When it comes to popular support for housing the homeless, there are two types of people: those who want it, and those who want it somewhere else. That was apparent at a community meeting I attended last week night at Trinity Cathedral, where plans were discussed to build a permanent supportive housing project on North Second Street and Julian Avenue in downtown San José.


Peralez has worked closely with PATH since they first arrived in San José, and he’s confident in their ability to reduce homelessness in the downtown core. “I'm not coming in blindly and saying, ‘hey, let’s just pick any old group,’” he said. “We're picking a group that has done this before. [PATH] has already had tremendous success in our downtown, so they’ve proven themselves before the project is even built.”

San Jose officials search for housing crisis solutions

The San José City Council on Tuesday heard an impassioned debate over the city's housing crisis as officials looked to reduce allowable rent increases.

The South Bay housing crisis is considered among the worst in the country with average rent prices skyrocketing 54 percent over the last five years.

San José council approves plan to strengthen rent control

In a victory for renters struggling to stay afloat in Silicon Valley, the City Council on Tuesday approved a plan to strengthen the city’s rent control laws and bolster tenant protections.

The council voted 9-2 to explore reducing the current 8 percent annual allowable rent increases under the city’s rent control law and modifying an option that allows new property owners to pass mortgage costs to renters

San José Police Patrol Cars Replacing Faulty Computer System That Crashed When Officer Was Killed On Duty

For years now San José police officers have had to rely on an outdated laptop computer system in their patrol cars, but they won’t have to put up with them much longer, thanks to a $1.6 million grant that the department received from the state