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San Jose Homeless Camp 'Hope Village' Gets 6-Month Lease on City's Lot

The privately funded tent encampment moved and is now located in a parking lot next to the SEIU Local 1877 building

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    Impending Deal Could Get SJ Homeless Camp a 6-Month Lease

    The city of San Jose and Santa Clara County were working on an agreement Tuesday night that would allow the Hope Village homeless encampment to keep a site for up to six months. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018)

    The city of San Jose and Santa Clara County reached an agreement Tuesday night that would allow the Hope Village homeless encampment to keep a site for up to six months.

    The city-owned property is adjacent to the original Hope Village, which was erected just south of Mineta San Jose International Airport. The rent would be just $1, and the lease agreement would be temporary for up to six months.

    "We are very grateful for their dedication in supporting our efforts to create a safe, dignified and secure place for people to live," Hope Village organizers wrote on Facebook.

    The privately funded Hope Village emerged Sept. 8 at 1010 Ruff Drive and was served an eviction notice just two days later. On Monday, the camp moved down the street to a parking lot for a building that houses the local SEIU office.

    Hope Village Homeless Camp in SJ Finds New Temporary Home

    [BAY] Hope Village Homeless Camp in SJ Finds New Temporary Home

    Hope Village, a privately funded homeless tent encampment near Mineta San Jose International Airport, has been given until 12 p.m. Monday to vacate state-owned land in San Jose. Service Employees International Union has reportedly agreed to allow the village to temporarily move to a grassy area next to some of its offices nearby. Bob Redell reports.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 17, 2018)

    County Supervisor Dave Cortese released a statement Tuesday, saying in part: "The urgency and importance of the houselessness crisis in Santa Clara County demands that all government institutions respond quickly and collaboratively, and I am encouraged by the City’s immediate willingness to work with the County on Hope Village to obtain a fair and humane resolution before the residents are forced to relocate again."

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