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RENTERS OF SILICON VALLEY
CORE HOUSING TEAM
TELL THE CITY ABOUT BEING A RENTER IN SAN JOSÉ San Jose’s Apartment Rent Ordinance is still being updated! The San Jose Housing Department needs to know what is happening to renters in the city so that they can draft the strongest protections possible. If you have been evicted or have conditions in your apartment that have not been improved after notifying your landlord, contact the San Jose Renters Rights and Referral number at 408-975-4480.
VICTORIES IN ECONOMIC JUSTICE
Read the Silicon Valley Renters’ Rights Coalition Statement of Principles and Frequently Asked Questions that guided our 2016 Renters’ Rights Campaign.
Bank Accountability to Stop Preventable Foreclosure: At the height of the foreclosure crisis, PACT focused on how the issue was devastating families and neighborhoods in San Jose. PACT launched a bank accountability and divestment campaign working both locally and with our colleagues in the PICO National Network for policies to get banks to modify loans and keep families in their homes.
- Is enforcing banks’ responsibilities to maintain foreclosed properties,
- Set up a foreclosure helpline and partnered with PACT and other community organizations to hold foreclosure prevention workshops, and
- Updated the investment policy to add banks’ record of foreclosure mitigation as a criteria for doing business with the City.
Transportation Equity: PACT works on Transportation Equity so that seniors, disabled and low- income individuals have access to reliable and safe transportation modes to essential locations on the days and at the times most needed. We believe that transportation concerns include protecting the environment by reducing fossil fuel use, and concentrating affordable housing development along transit corridors without displacement of current residents.
Learn about the VTA’s Envision Silicon Valley to engage community members in transportation needs.
Health Care: In 2000, PACT led the community organizing effort to co-found the Santa Clara County Children’s Health Initiative, which provides access to high-quality health insurance to 160,000+ low-income children in our county. A first of its kind in the nation, the Children’s Health Initiative has been replicated in counties across California and the United States.
STATEWIDE AND NATIONAL VICTORIES
Health Care: We continue working to sustain and expand coverage for all children at the local, state and national levels. PACT helped launch PICO’s national campaign to cover all children, and through PICO, we won renewal of SCHIP, which President Obama signed in early 2009. SCHIP provides federal funds to states for children’s health coverage.