Send a Letter to City Council

Tell San Jose’s City Council to support Opportunity Housing citywide!

Fill out this simple form to send a letter supporting citywide Opportunity Housing to San Jose’s City Council.

Polling released by San Jose Neighborhoods for All shows that the majority of San Jose voters support the creation of a policy that would open the neighborhoods long reserved exclusively for single-family homes to duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes.  It is time for us to translate this support into action! Meanwhile, pockets of neighborhood opposition have been rallying a backlash against the idea. We need you to help by filling out a simple form to send a letter to the City Council, asking for their support for a study of citywide Opportunity Housing!

San Jose Neighborhoods for All supports Opportunity Housing in San Jose, allowing duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes to be built in single-family neighborhoods throughout the city, building a community where everyone can live, work, and thrive. This policy will create more broad based economic prosperity for San Jose as more people will be able to move into high-opportunity areas with good jobs, and will allow more residents the opportunity to find housing they can afford, making it easier to support their families.

To create a more inclusive community, San Jose must eliminate the exclusionary zoning that continues to  divide our city by race and income. Exclusionary zoning also fuels our housing crisis by constraining housing choices and options, and threatens our environmental sustainability by increasing urban sprawl, long polluting commutes, and displacement of communities into areas at great risk of climate hazards. Legalizing smaller homes through Opportunity Housing is a modest step towards inclusion, expanded economic opportunity, and environmental sustainability that will enhance neighborhoods and strengthen communities throughout the city. 

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