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POSTPONED: MARCH 1 BRIDGE HOUSING COMMUNITIES MEETING

Dear Community Stakeholders,

Due to the large interest in attendance for the District 2 Bridge Housing Communities meeting, the City is rescheduling the March 1 meeting to seek an alternative location to ensure that the meeting space is large enough to accommodate more residents. Additionally, Mayor Liccardo wants to attend the District 2 meeting to hear residents thoughts and concerns first hand. An updated email will be sent out in advance when a new location has been identified and a date is selected.

For additional information about Bridge Housing, you may visit the Housing Department's website where an overview of the project and progress updates can be found. If you have any comments or questions about the BHCs, please email bridgehousingcommunities@sanjoseca.gov .

Sincerely,
Jacky Morales-Ferrand 
Director of Housing

Dear District 2 Neighbors,

My office is working with the Housing Department and the Mayor's Office to select a new meeting date for our Bridge Housing Community Meeting in District 2. We will let you know via email, my website, and social media as soon as the new meeting date, time, and location are finalized.

Bridge Housing Communities (BHC's) would be “Emergency Sleeping Cabins,” as outlined under the requirements of  Assembly Bill 2176 , which would provide transitional housing for some of the City's homeless residents. Working homeless adults or adults with a work history will be prioritized. Residents will be required to have or create a housing plan for when they exit the BHC's. The City has identified the  top three BHC candidate sites , the third-ranked of which is in D2, in accordance with the criteria and prioritization methods approved by the City Council in  December 2017 . Next steps: The candidate sites will undergo California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) analysis as the City and my D2 office conduct community outreach.

MORE INFORMATION:

  1. My statement: BHC Update [Please note that the BHC Community Meeting in District 2 has since been postponed]
  2. Housing Department Memorandum: Top Three Candidate Sites for Bridge Housing Communities [Please note that the BHC Community Meeting in District 2 has since been postponed]
  3. Bridge Housing Communities FAQ's 
  4. The City of San José's Housing Department website: Bridge Housing Communities
  5. Additional information on my website: Homelessness in District 2
  6. For a detailed synopsis of what was decided at the Tuesday, December 12, 2017 City Council meeting, I invite you to read my 12/12/2017 Bridge Housing Communities Update.
  7. Article from the Mercury News

If you have questions or concerns, please contact my Chief of Staff Vanessa Sandoval at vanessa.sandoval@sanjoseca.gov , or at 408-535-4925.

Thank you for being engaged in our community. I hope that you will read and appreciate the resources provided above and that you will encourage others to do the same.

In community,
Councilmember Sergio Jimenez