Aurelio: The Realities of Section 8 Housing

Written by Susan, an advocate with PACT: People Acting in Community Together’Housing Team Aurelio, aged 58, has been a quadriplegic since the early 1980s when he dove into a mountain pool of water in Yosemite which turned out to be shallower than he expected. Eventually, he was returned to San Jose where he ended up... Continue Reading →

Matt, a San Jose State Alumni

"I think in terms of rent there is not a problem. I think the biggest issue is buying a house. A couple of my friends are trying to buy a house within the 1.2 million range but by the time that the bids are over it’s up to 2 million plus. With renting I think... Continue Reading →

Casey, A Renter from San Jose

"I live in a house, which is not covered with the new renters rights protections. I’m renting from a private person so they can do whatever they want. They’re not bad people, the house is a nice house. But, every time the lease comes up, they raise it quite a bit. I realize legally that... Continue Reading →

"Since there are so many new apartment villages being made, the price of rent for the older apartment complexes should be drastically lowered and made more affordable for people. If you are living in a nice place and being paid well, stay where you are. Living out here is rough, especially money-wise. Most entry level... Continue Reading →

"Fund more education to these areas so that people who have been living there for years can have an opportunity to enjoy some of the wealth coming in. I’m blessed that my parents have been able to help me out while being out here for school." Kevin, a renter and a senior at San Jose... Continue Reading →

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