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SAN JOSE MAYOR, RESIDENTS CALL FOR CITY COUNCIL TO PASS PROPOSED AFFORDABLE HOUSING ORDINANCE




A lot of working-class families in San Jose say they're now on the verge of being priced out of their neighborhoods. Affordable housing complexes are being built in places like east San Jose. Many say it’s a welcome sight for many working-class families living nearby. But sometimes no one in the immediate neighborhood gets to move in. A newly proposed city policy would change that. The Alum Rock Apartments is a five-story affordable housing complex that will eventually house 60 families.

Although the units are only for those earning less than half of the area median income, a proposed “preferred tenant” city ordinance would also require 20% of these units go to people already living in the neighborhood. Earlier Thursday, San Jose Mayor Matt Mahan and community members rallied outside the Amigos De Guadalupe offices to make a last push for the program before Tuesday’s city council vote.

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