STOP THE CRIME FREE HOUSING PLAN

THE PROBLEM:

The City of San Jose is considering a proposal that allows landlords the power to evict tenants if they, or their guests, are arrested (not even a convicted) by law enforcement.  

This proposal is called the “Crime Free Housing Policy”. The proposal will contribute to San Jose’s growing homelessness issues, leave families even more insecure in their housing, and violates due process protections.


THE SOLUTION:

Stop the implementation of the Crime Free Housing Plan, and redirect community stakeholders and elected officials to engage in a dialogue that aims for an inclusive and safe housing plan for all.


CAMPAIGN STATUS: WE WON!

After a year long campaign, the community of San Jose was able to successfully defeat the implementation of the "Crime Free Housing Plan." The successful effort marked a powerful combining of forces of those fight for righters rights, with those challenging the criminalization of low-income people of color.

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TIMELINE AND STATUS:

January 2016: City of San Jose holds community forums to hear reactions to proposal.

February – March 2016: City of San Jose sends community response to Housing Department and the San Jose Police Department

April 2016: San Jose City Council and Police Department agree to abandon implementation of Crime-Free Multi-Housing Plan