SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) — San Jose City Officials announced Wednesday a new set of proposals that would triple the number of emergency housing units.
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo announced the initiative calling for a “compassionate and clean San Jose.”
The plan is billed as something that could reduce San Jose’s unhoused population by 20% according to a pair of memos to the city council.
It also calls for a three-fold increase in San Jose bridge positions to 300, which could dramatically reduce blight and illegal dumping in the city.
The pandemic has put a stop to the annual head count, but there are an estimated 6,000 homeless people in San Jose.
The city is focused on so-called “rapid build” projects like Rue Ferrari, along with converted motels.