The City of San Jose’s Housing Department was working on its most recent Housing Element Update. Rather than simply listing the number of built affordable housing units and housing programs, City staff wanted constituents to get a glimpse of the lives of low-income workers living in or struggling to find affordable housing. This series accompanied interviews of residents of affordable housing developments in the City. I followed them through their work day and visited their homes, and had the privilege of showcasing aspects of their life stories and proudest works.    Pictured: The Foundry / Steve  Foundry, San Jose State University

The City of San Jose’s Housing Department was working on its most recent Housing Element Update. Rather than simply listing the number of built affordable housing units and housing programs, City staff wanted constituents to get a glimpse of the lives of low-income workers living in or struggling to find affordable housing. This series accompanied interviews of residents of affordable housing developments in the City. I followed them through their work day and visited their homes, and had the privilege of showcasing aspects of their life stories and proudest works. 

Pictured: The Foundry / Steve
Foundry, San Jose State University

At Work / Steve
At Work / Steve

Foundry, San Jose State University

Steve
Steve

Foundry, San Jose State University

Bubbles / Judy
Bubbles / Judy

Bestor Art Park

Puppet Theater / Judy
Puppet Theater / Judy

Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, San Jose

Puppeteer at Home / Judy
Puppeteer at Home / Judy

Art Ark Apartments, San Jose

Tools of the Trade / Victor
Tools of the Trade / Victor

East San Jose

Learning New Skills / Victor
Learning New Skills / Victor

East San Jose

Past Career / Victor
Past Career / Victor

East San Jose

Second Wind / Roberto
Second Wind / Roberto

Still-life in Roberto's studio, Art Ark Apartments, San Jose

Starting Out / Roberto
Starting Out / Roberto

Victor first made money by shining shoes in San Jose. This is his original box.

Roberto, Pierre and one of 4 murals by Roberto
Roberto, Pierre and one of 4 murals by Roberto

Art Ark Apartments, San Jose

 The City of San Jose’s Housing Department was working on its most recent Housing Element Update. Rather than simply listing the number of built affordable housing units and housing programs, City staff wanted constituents to get a glimpse of the lives of low-income workers living in or struggling to find affordable housing. This series accompanied interviews of residents of affordable housing developments in the City. I followed them through their work day and visited their homes, and had the privilege of showcasing aspects of their life stories and proudest works.    Pictured: The Foundry / Steve  Foundry, San Jose State University
At Work / Steve
Steve
Bubbles / Judy
Puppet Theater / Judy
Puppeteer at Home / Judy
Tools of the Trade / Victor
Learning New Skills / Victor
Past Career / Victor
Second Wind / Roberto
Starting Out / Roberto
Roberto, Pierre and one of 4 murals by Roberto

The City of San Jose’s Housing Department was working on its most recent Housing Element Update. Rather than simply listing the number of built affordable housing units and housing programs, City staff wanted constituents to get a glimpse of the lives of low-income workers living in or struggling to find affordable housing. This series accompanied interviews of residents of affordable housing developments in the City. I followed them through their work day and visited their homes, and had the privilege of showcasing aspects of their life stories and proudest works. 

Pictured: The Foundry / Steve
Foundry, San Jose State University

At Work / Steve

Foundry, San Jose State University

Steve

Foundry, San Jose State University

Bubbles / Judy

Bestor Art Park

Puppet Theater / Judy

Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, San Jose

Puppeteer at Home / Judy

Art Ark Apartments, San Jose

Tools of the Trade / Victor

East San Jose

Learning New Skills / Victor

East San Jose

Past Career / Victor

East San Jose

Second Wind / Roberto

Still-life in Roberto's studio, Art Ark Apartments, San Jose

Starting Out / Roberto

Victor first made money by shining shoes in San Jose. This is his original box.

Roberto, Pierre and one of 4 murals by Roberto

Art Ark Apartments, San Jose

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