Mountain View Voice: “Is Silicon Valley’s housing crisis reaching the point where dire action is needed?”

SV@Home in the News.

Mountain View Voice covers SV@Home’s Policy Breakfast to kick off Affordable Housing Week, as well as the premier of SV@Home’s new Policy Roadmap.

At the top of the SV@Home’s list is to build more housing, pretty much in any way possible. Their strategy boiled down to “land, money and changing the conversation on housing,” said SV@Home Executive Director Leslye Corsiglia.

“This really is the need to deal with a lack of housing supply for all people, whether they live on the street or work for our highest-paying employers,” she said.

Described as the South Bay’s first advocacy group focused solely on housing, SV@Home is joining the political discussion at a particularly challenging time. With a transportation tax already expected for the November ballot, county supervisors are also investigating bringing a $750 million bond measure to voters to pay for a spree of new affordable housing. Corsiglia said her new advocacy group could serve a powerful role by helping push that measure as well as encouraging the various South Bay cities to also do their part.

Read the full article via the Mountain View Voice.

Silicon Valley Business Journal: “SV@Home unveils official policy positions on affordable housing”

SV@Home in the News.

How Do We Tackle the Affordable Housing Crisis - A Policy Roadmap-1Silicon Valley Business Journal  covers the premier of SV@Home’s Policy Roadmap, a strategic set of policy solutions to drive housing solutions within and across Santa Clara County.

Almost a year after its founding, affordable housing group SV@Home released its official policy recommendations on Friday.

“The ‘road map’ is our guide to where our organization is going to focus to be able to move the needle on affordable housing,” said Leslye Corsiglia, executive director of SV@Home, which officially formed in June 2015. The recommendations were unveiled in front of over 200 people at Microsoft’s Mountain View campus.

Read the full article via the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Mercury News: “A policy road map to affordable housing in Santa Clara County”

SV@Home in the News.

SV@Home’s Policy Breakfast and Policy Roadmap debut, which kicked off Santa Clara County’s Affordable Housing Week 2016, was recently featured in the San Jose Mercury News:

“It’s time to change the focus from problems to solutions,” Carl Guardino, president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, told about 200 affordable housing advocates who gathered Friday at the Microsoft Conference Center. They attended a policy breakfast sponsored by SV@Home, a housing advocacy group in Santa Clara County whose members include nonprofit and for-profit developers, bankers and homeless advocates, academics and elected officials.

Kicking off the county’s Affordable Housing Week 2016, nonprofit SV@Home, founded last year, released a “Policy Roadmap” for making inroads into what seems like an intractable problem. The report outlines a set of strategies for bringing some relief to the housing situation…

“It’s time to change the conversation around housing,” said Leslye Corsiglia, SV@Home’s executive director, as well as former head of San Jose’s Department of Housing. In the South Bay — where housing debates spin independently in 15 cities and at the county level — her group is the first, she said, “that’s worked around housing advocacy 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

Read the full article via the Mercury News.

Ron Gonzales and Pat Showalter: Silicon Valley housing solutions go regional

Make sure you catch the recent op-ed in the Mercury News by SV@Home Board Chair Ron Gonzales (President and CEO of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley and former Mayor of San Jose) and SV@Home member Pat Showalter (Mayor of Mountain View.)

“Our housing crisis has continued to grow; so too must solutions.

This is the premise of the new regional initiative and voice for affordable housing in Silicon Valley, SV@Home, as the group debuts its Policy Roadmap next week. The Roadmap lays a strategic, coordinated pathway to address our housing crisis while spurring renewed focus and urgency around regional solutions.

The housing crisis that grips our nation is neither new nor unique to Silicon Valley. But our region is different in two important ways.”

Read the full op-ed via the Mercury News here.

Mayors Gonzales and Showalter lay clear that, despite the housing challenges we face, there are opportunities to drive relief by building out a strategic, coordinated, and regional approach. SV@Home is honored to be leading this charge.