Take Action for a JUST CAUSE ORDINANCE!
The explosive growth of Silicon Valley has left some members of our community behind. Santa Clara County is in a housing crisis and renters are faring the worst. Too many renters are being displaced by high rents and evictions in one of the most expensive rental markets in the country. Over half of renters in San Jose are considered rent burdened (paying more than 30% of their income on rent).
The Law Foundation, together with our partners in the Silicon Valley Renters' Rights Coalition, is finding solutions that ensures that families, low income workers and vulnerable populations like people with disabilities, and elders can stay in their homes and neighborhoods, and have the opportunity to continue to be part of this thriving region.
THE CITY OF SAN JOSÉ NEEDS TO HEAR YOUR STORY
In response to City Council direction, San Jose's Housing Department taff is proposing a Tenant Protection Ordinance (prohibiting evictions that occur in retaliation to tenants who make complaints about unsafe conditions) and an Ellis Act Ordinance (requiring notice, relocation benefits, and right to return for tenants whose rent controlled properties are being demolished).
Although these ordinances are more protective of tenants' rights, they don't go far enough. The tenant community and their allies are demanding a Just Cause Eviction ordinance that would prevent our communities' renters from being evicted for no reason.
Have you been evicted for no reason? Have you been displaced from your home, your neighborhood, your schools, and your job because of unfair eviction?
Come to San Jose City Hall and tell your eviction story on April 18 at 1:30 pm.
Read the Silicon Valley Renters’ Rights Coalition's Statement of Principles and Frequently Asked Questions that guided our 2016 Renters' Rights Campaign and still guides are work in 2017.