As San Jose grows, it is becoming much more expensive. And the skyrocketing cost of housing means that many middle-class families are being forced to choose between paying for basic necessities like groceries and medicine, or paying the rent.

Teachers, veterans, nurses, firefighters, paramedics – and all the hardworking people who make San Jose work – need real housing solutions so that they can continue to call San Jose home.

Read some of their stories below, and learn why so many middle-class families in San Jose are voting YES on Measure V.

Andrea Ayala

Paige Bayer

Jessica Nuñez

Nick Wilson

Hui Nguyen

Eddie Alejo

Taylor Swenson

Shavell Crawford