San Jose Opens New Parking Site Today for Homeless Residents Living in RVs

The City of San Jose today opened a new parking site for homeless residents living in recreational vehicles.

According to a memo by City Manager Rosalynn Hughey, the idea for the site was created when a private property owner contacted the city about a community of unsheltered residents living on their property along Component Drive in North San Jose.

The new parking site at 71 Vista Montana offers safe parking, security, sanitation and other services to up to 20 people living in RVs.

HomeFirst, a Santa Clara County-based nonprofit providing services and shelter for homeless individuals, is providing temporary shelter services and case management for the individuals being relocated. It is also helping individuals with working RVs or passenger vehicles relocate to the new site.

The city plans to keep the site open for nine months. The plan will cost an estimated $400,000 to $500,000. Funding for the site will be provided through the American Rescue Plan stimulus bill approved by Congress and signed by President Joe Biden earlier this year.

After nine months, the city said it hopes to transition toward longer-term and larger-scale parking sites.


  1. “Gavin Newsom invites World’s Homeless to California” ..OR…
    CA Taxpayers are Duped into Paying for More Vagrancy, Crime and Blight.

    CA is cracking under the weight of the nation’s largest homeless population and one of the worst economic climates post-COVID.
    With millions of middle-class residents & business owners fleeing the state, those left behind have seen a burgeoning lower class emerge.

    Gasoline is pushing $5 a gallon, 18 million homeless pack into all the blue cities, and dilapidated freeways are strewn with trash.

    CA is the highest-taxed state in the nation, where buying a home is out of reach for average residents.

    (RECALL) Newsom held a press conference Monday pledging $12 Billion to combat homelessness on top of billions that have already been spent.
    “People will be taken care of, and anyone who wants to avail themselves to the CA dream is welcome” he said in response to a reporter who asked whether he expected the nation’s homeless to flock to FREE HANDOUTS.

    Gov “Newsom made reducing homelessness a key part of his 2018 campaign Spending $13 Billion on homelessness since 2018, but the population has Only Increased since then
    – up by 24% from 2018 to about 161,000 people in 2020.

    Homicides in LA County are up 58% from last year, and newly elected DA George Gascon refused to file a record 5,900 criminal cases brought by detectives this year.

    LA Sheriff Villanueva said
    “I have homeless with mental illness on the streets who attack residents, set their houses on fire, and run over them with cars.
    Just the sheer level of violence that comes with the increase in population of homeless is like pouring gasoline on the fire.”

  2. Correction: “Gasoline is pushing $5 a gallon in some counties, 180,000 HOMELESS pack into all the blue cities, and dilapidated freeways are strewn with trash.”
    Even Atlantic magazine outlined the hostile economic environment in a lengthy article titled
    “The California Dream is Dying.”

  3. Anyone remember when the San Jose City Council was working tirelessly to rid San Jose of RVs parked at RV homeowners’ residences?? As I recall, Cindy Chavez was a lead proponent of banning RV parking on streets and driveways throughout the city. I still remember her at a city council meeting scolding us that if we didn’t keep things clean and organized she’d “throw the hammer at us”. How times change and how much we need change in leadership. The incompetence has been allowed to fester far too long and we’re seeing that in everyday life now.

  4. And who cut funding and released mental patients into the streets? Your idol, Saint Ronald Reagan. We’re still doing damage control on the mess he and Arnold made.
    Not that long ago, Las Vegas got busted for offering free one way bus tickets to SF for the homeless. So cut the crap. “Patriot” my ass.

  5. I’m sure LJW still believes the russia, russia, russia big lie he feasted on for years. Some folks just repeat the same mis-information, superstitions, and myths they have been fed their entire un-informed life.

    Maybe LJW will take the time to educate himself, but I doubt it – listening to dumb donny lemons is much easier.
    Not Reagan or Arnold..But Progressive views on mental health, a misguided ACLU, and politicians who “know better” were at the foundation of de-institutionalization of the mentally ill.

    “HOW RELEASE OF MENTAL PATIENTS BEGAN” (NYT – before it was completely biased)

    The original (Mental Health) policy changes were backed by scores of national professional & philanthropic organizations and several hundred people prominent in medicine, academia and politics.

    One of the most influential groups in bringing about the new national policy was the Joint Commission on Mental Illness & Health, an independent body set up by Congress in 1955.
    ”the sort of overselling that happens in almost every interchange between science and government.”..”Extravagant claims were made (by doctors) for the benefits of shifting from state hospitals to community clinics,” …’Tranquilizers became the panacea for the mentally ill,”

    The National Institute of Mental Health director: “We psychiatrists saw too much of the old snake pit, saw too many people who shouldn’t have been there and we Overreacted.
    The result is not what we intended…”

    American Psychiatric Association president: “The psychiatrists involved in the policy making at that time certainly oversold community treatment, and our credibility today is probably damaged because of it.”

    Dr. Brown said he and the other architects of the Community Centers legislation believed that while there was a Risk of Homelessness,
    that it would not happen if Federal, state, local and private financial support ”was sufficient” to do the job.

    The discharge of mental patients was accelerated in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s in some states as a result of a Series of Court Decisions that Limited the commitment Powers of State & Local officials.

  6. Most of the people who live at Columbus Park have jobs. Columbus Park is a mile long San Jose encampment with between 600 and 800 people. If we want to end homelessness, workers need to be paid a living wage and affordable housing must be made available. Extreme poverty is created by policy. To attack the people experiencing extreme poverty, calling them “Walter White wannabes”, is hateful. If our society wanted to end homelessness, workers would be paid a living wage and housing would be available.

  7. The California dream has been killed by wildfires, which are caused by fossil fuels, not by the unhoused victims of extreme poverty. Apples North San Jose RV park (yes, it is paid for by Apple) is a temporary solution to an ongoing problem. Until inequity is addressed, homelessness will grow. If you really want to end homelessness in California and in every state, TAX THE RICH.

    San Jose has the distinction of being the city in the world with the most mega millionaires. These are people whose personal value exceeds $30 million. We also have an encampment at Columbus Park where 600 to 800 people are living in extreme poverty. They have no water, no electricity. Sadly, many of them have jobs. I see the correlation between the mega millionaires and a huge unhoused encampment. Do you?

  8. Grow Up MishiE, Are You Paying Your ‘Fair Share’ ? Or just whining and playing the Victim.

    “Just 1% of CA Income Taxpayers, about 150,000 families in a state of 40 million people, account for nearly 50% of Income Taxes”

    What you do not understand is “Paying Your FAIR SHARE” applies to Earning an Education- Working Hard in School, in a Valued Major or Trade Skill to become a PRODUCTIVE Member of Society..
    “Continuing to play the Victim is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
    Blaming others for your Station in Life will indeed
    Make You a Victim
    but the Perpetrator Will Be your Own Self,
    not Life or Those Around You.”
    ― Bobby Darnell

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