Policy & Data

SV@Home Resource Hub

Santa Clara County’s housing crisis developed over many decades, with multiple contributing political, economic, and social factors. Today we face many challenges, including a shortage of available homes, some of the highest housing prices in the nation, and increased homelessness. Families are overcrowding, overpaying, and driving long distances to reach employment. Communities are gentrifying and people are being displaced from the place they call home.

SV@Home works with a broad coalition of strategic partners to address the urgent housing need by boosting production of homes at all income levels, preserving existing affordable homes, and protecting the families in them. Our Policy Roadmap lays out the key issues, priorities, and broad strategies that form a clear and coordinated path forward for the production, protection, and preservation of affordable housing in Santa Clara County. Annual Policy Roadmap Updates share some of the successes of the previous year and solutions moving forward to comprehensively address California’s housing crisis.

Here at the SV@Home Resource Hub, you can learn about these policy solutions we advocate for, sift through the data that underlies our analysis of the housing crisis’s root causes, and learn about our advocacy campaigns in different jurisdictions.

We encourage you to check back regularly to discover new updates, and we hope that you will use this information to Learn, Act, and Engage!

Key External Reports

Reports from respected partners on the need for housing, and the intersections of housing, education, health, transportation, and the environment.

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Housing Topics

General information designed to promote a better understanding of housing-related issues, including homelessness, housing costs, and jobs/housing balance.

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Cities & Public Agencies

Housing-related data, updates on housing policies, and actions taken in Santa Clara County’s 16 jurisdictions in response to the housing crisis.

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Policy Solutions

A collection of strategies, solutions, and policies, along with SV@Home’s recommended actions aimed at alleviating the housing crisis.

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Featured Update:

ADU production is an important housing production tool. Since changes in State legislation in 2017, Santa Clara County has seen significant increases in ADU permitting. 2018 saw another spike in permits in jurisdictions throughout the County. Momentum continues at the state level to further ease ADU barriers. Learn more on our Accessory Dwelling Units page.