San Jose City Council Gives Tiny Homes Proposal Another Chance

After public backlash quashed plans earlier this year to build tiny cabins for the homeless in San Jose, city officials are giving it another shot.

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo Unveils Ambitious Plan to Build 25,000 New Homes by 2022

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo on Monday unveiled an ambitious plan to build 25,000 new homes over the next five years.

San Jose City Council Signs Off on Tiny Homes for Homeless, Still Unsure Where to Put Them

Despite being one of the most expansive big cities in the nation, San Jose can’t figure out where to build tiny homes for the homeless.

San Jose City Council Looks at Ways to Salvage Tiny Homes Plan

The San Jose City Council on Tuesday will consider how to salvage its proposal to build tiny home communities for the homeless.

Op-Ed: Telling the Houseless to Wait for Help Is a Death Sentence

Houseless people and those of us who advocate for them have been told, “wait for permanent supportive housing.” We have waited and waited.

NIMBY Backlash Over ‘Tiny Homes’ Prompts City to Reduce Number of Potential Sites

NIMBYs have come out in full force to oppose one of San Jose’s most inventive solutions for homelessness.

Mayor Liccardo Speaks on Wealth Gap at Vatican Symposium

At the Vatican this morning and before an audience that included Pope Francis, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo spoke about affordable housing as a solution to Silicon Valley’s chasmic gap between rich and poor.

Cindy Chavez Asks County to Redefine ‘Adult Entertainment’

Fearing the proliferation of “bikini bars” in the South Bay, Supervisor Cindy Chavez asked if the county could broaden its definition of “adult entertainment” to include even fully clothed dancing if it’s in a cage, with a pole or on a lap.

Tiny Homes Present Big Ideas for Transforming Urban Ecosystems

Houslets, a project offering open-source prototypes of tiny homes, is one of nine San Jose finalists vying for a slice of $5 million in grant money being distributed across the country by the Knight Cities Challenge.