Housing returned as a priority – in many forms – during the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors first meeting of 2020.
The board this week voiced support for building permanent supportive housing on the county’s government campus in San Jose for survivors of domestic violence.
The project would be near the old San Jose City Hall, which has been at the center of a heated debate involving homeless activists and county officials. Advocates pushed to renovate the former City Hall annex and use it for a homeless shelter, but county leaders said the building was not a viable long-term housing solution and voted to demolish it and build a temporary parking lot instead.
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