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Alternative Voice for San Jose:

tim gildersleeve

Candidate for San Jose City Council District 1, 2022

Housing and Homelessness

I believe that housing is a human right. This human right cannot be forced on people but if a person wants to be housed, that is a right. I support affordable housing and rent control as a tool to control rents (but not as an ultimate solution). When Costa-Hawkins came up for vote via a proposition, I supported its repeal.












August 14, 2018 San Jose City Council meeting


In regards to homelessness, those who are the working poor and do not have substance abuse issues or are mentally ill, should be the first ones addressed. If they are unhoused simply because they cannot afford the price, I find that abominable.

Not everyone can be a doctor, lawyer, or software engineer. We need teachers, police officers, restaurant workers, and other service sector workers as well. They are the ones that have difficulty affording housing.

Those who are homeless who have substance abuse issues and are mentally ill and do not want help will have to be mandated to receive it. If we offer help for their issues and housing and they reject it, they can not stay in the city or county.











August 13, 2019 San Jose City Council meeting