July 2018

Fact Sheet: San José Renter Data

Overview

This fact sheet was created in partnership with Working Partnerships USA to support their work to advance policies that protect renters. Key findings include:

  • Renters are an important and growing constituency in San José, but 53 percent of them pay too much for housing.
  • Rent affordability is a racial equity issue: women of color face the steepest rent burdens.
  • If San José renters were not rent-burdened, they would have an additional $8,500 per household to spend on other household needs and in the local economy.
  • There is not a single neighborhood in San José where market rents are affordable to a family of two minimum-wage earners.

Find Working Partnerhips USA's renters' rights campaign updates here.