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.