Proposed teacher housing seeing opposition in California
A petition on Change.org shows strong opposition to building affordable housing for San Jose Unified School District teachers and staff. According to KGO, the district is considering nine sites for construction. Current residents in Almaden Valley oppose 55 acres where they live. The neighborhood is described as "upper middle class."
Greg Braley, who started the petition, told KGO the workforce housing could affect the value of existing homes. On the other hand, the school district believes the proposed construction is vital to the future of education.
"We're losing dozens when they find out about the cost of living," said Deputy Superintendent Stephen McMahon. "We're losing even more when they want to start a family. Many of our best and brightest teachers, when they want to start a family of their own, are relocating because they can't afford to buy a house here."
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As @SanJoseUnified explores how to build affordable housing for teachers and staff, residents of Almaden Valley raising objections to early proposal to use site of Leland HS & Bret Harte Middle School. Community meeting at Leland tonight. #abc7now pic.twitter.com/CZ6njf5DSv
— David Louie (@abc7david) October 3, 2018