The redevelopment of San José’s Diridon Station, including Google’s Downtown West project, promises to transform this major transportation hub into a vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood that directly connects to downtown San José. Key to the Station Area’s future is the addition of up to 15,000 new and existing homes, and the City Council’s direction that 25% of these homes be deed-restricted affordable. In order to meet the city’s ambitious affordable housing goal, the Housing Department is developing an Affordable Housing Implementation Plan that will guide and incentivize affordable housing development and help prevent displacement in the surrounding neighborhoods.
Join [email protected] and our special guests, City of San José Housing Department Director Jacky Morales-Ferrand and Division Manager Kristen Clements, for a discussion on how the City of San José plans to use the redevelopment of Diridon Station to create housing for people of all incomes and abilities. We’ll discuss the opportunities and challenges of implementing a 3Ps (production, preservation, protection) approach, how cities can harness development to create funds for new affordable housing, and how Diridon’s affordable housing plan supports San José’s broader anti-displacement and affordable housing goals and policies.
The HAC is a monthly, informal brownbag discussion convening Housers to engage on hot housing topics. Every month, we select a topic or current event, bring in an expert to give a brief presentation, and then open up the discussion to ask questions, float new ideas, and identify potential areas for shared action.