Neighborhood Association Fought to Block a Large Development for the Chronically Homeless

Not in my backyard: California considers bill to speed new housing for the homeless 

The Mercury News, Bay Area News Group
By Katy Murphy | June 15, 2018
San Jose, CA

Gateway Santa Clara resident Teri Bruner

As it fought to block a large development for the chronically homeless, one neighborhood association created an elaborate, 100-page presentation to make its case to city officials. 

“What’s so important and powerful about this legislation is we’re putting a light on the problem,” said Jennifer Loving, CEO of the South Bay advocacy organization Destination: Home. “We’re saying we need to stop creating artificial delays when there are people’s lives in the balance.”