A publicly owned property in the vicinity of San Jose International Airport is being considered for Hope Village. We are committed to working with the near by neighbors to ensure that the village is a positive addition to the area. The village will also be available for involvement from outside community members who are concerned about the homeless crisis and want to volunteer at Hope Village.
A porta potty, hand washing station and
dumpster will be available for residents’
use near by. All of these facilities will be
maintained on a regular basis.
Access to the camp will be monitored by
residents. They will be responsible for signing up for monitoring shifts through out the week. This will maintain safety and an orderly environment.
A common area with a canopy tent and picnic tables will be used for meals, meetings, and recreation.
64 sq. ft. tents measuring 7 ft. tall will be
placed 10 ft. apart. The tents will be placed on pallets with plywood to keep the tents off the ground and dry in wet weather. All tents will include a lockable storage box for guest’s personal items.
Thoughtful consideration of the residents and the greater
community’s needs has been used in designing the village.
To start, providing the basic necessities will be prioritized. Trash
and porta potties will be available 24/7. Mobile showers will be
brought in on a regular basis for resident’s use. The perimeter
of the village will be fenced and screened off for security, as
well as privacy. The residents will take turns monitoring and
controlling who is allowed in the camp as well as activities inside the camp.
A central common area will allow residents an area to eat meals,
socialize, and conduct village meetings. This area may also be
utilized for preparing meals.
Most importantly rugged and durable Cooper Canyon 4 person
tents will be provided to residents. The tents will be placed
on platforms to help maintain the durability of the tents. The
platforms will be made from pallets and plywood.
The village will be dependant on contributions from the
residents. Residents will be expected to follow the following
• No alcohol, marijuana or illegal drugs or paraphernalia on
• Food preparation to be done in common area. Propane
and/or butane is to be used for cooking only.
• No violence or threats of violence
• No stealing
• No degrading ethnic, racist, sexist, or homophobic remarks.
• Visiting hours are from 10 AM - 6 PM. No overnight guests
• No weapons.
• All trash must be properly disposed of on a daily basis. Residents are responsible for picking up their own trash.
• Various camp tasks (i.e. camp security) will be shared among
all residents. Residents will have to complete various tasks
each week to live in the village.
• Those who fail to abide by the Code of Conduct will be asked to leave the camp. Their return will be based on specific violation(s).