WE NEED ANSWERS!
Fences like those being built by CalTrans along our freeways are not the solution to homelessness. Only housing can end homelessness, not walls, not postings, and not City or Caltrans sweeps. The City of San Jose’s homeless policy is to house a few of them, and then move the others around endlessly from place to place, and neighborhood to neighborhood, to try to drive them out of the area. This is not working. They have no place to go. It is not reasonable to expect them to disappear from the face of the earth.
When they sweep one area, they just move to another. Then they come back again. Homelessness is hurting the quality of life of our working class neighborhoods, and destroying the lives of the homeless themselves. We can do better than this.
When surveyed, 96% of the homeless said they would move into affordable housing tomorrow if they were given the opportunity to do so.
Silicon Valley needs more housing, more safe parks, and safe and clean sanctioned encampments for the homeless NOW!
Join community and faith leaders to speak out against the cancer of poverty and homelessness in Silicon Valley. The tech companies that recently received tens of billions of dollars in tax breaks are not doing their share to solve the housing crisis that they themselves created. Our elected officials are adopting policies like the Google development, which will actually displace more people and create more homelessness instead of less.
We will rally outside first, then take our signs into the 6 PM CalTrans meeting inside the Rotunda and speak up during public comment.
This event is sponsored by CHAM Deliverance Ministry & Affordable Housing Network