Santa Clara County and San Jose leaders on Tuesday will consider housing measures as the pressure to protect renters continues to swell.
The San Jose City Council at 1:30 p.m. will consider a number of rent control options, including one measure that would cap increases and another that would tie increases to the consumer price index. County leaders at 9:30 a.m. will mull using nearly $45 million in loans to help spur low income housing developments.
According to a recent report focusing on the Bay Area's high housing costs, nearly half of renters are struggling to pay for a place to live.
The report also found that 25 percent of renters spend half of their income on rent while 50 percent of renters spend a third of their income on rent.
If city and county leaders fail to take action, housing advocates say working families will end up homeless or experience fewer protections.