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What is Affordable Housing Week?

Affordable Housing Week (AHW) is a week-long celebration of affordable housing and effort to bring our diverse community together to raise awareness, educate, engage, activate, and unite around affordable housing issues and how we can work together to make Santa Clara County a more affordable place to live for all of our residents. This year’s theme, #ItsUpToUs, Silicon Valley, emphasizes the need for collective action and unification around the idea that everyone should have access to a safe, stable, and affordable home.

How can you get involved?

1. Host an event

We invite you to help us ensure that #ItsUpToUs, Silicon Valley is a success. Plan and host an event! Here are some ideas for you to consider:

Developments and projects: Groundbreakings, grand openings, open houses, or tours of affordable and mixed-income housing projects.

Forums, Trainings, and Workshops: Discussions on topics designed to increase awareness on hot housing topics and solutions affecting renters, homeowners, employers, and immigrants.

Fun Events: Housing-themed trivia or game nights, movie or documentary screenings, artistic performances, exhibits, or walking tours.

Future Growth Areas: Walking tours and/or discussions about how our communities can and should grow to adopt anticipated growth.

Proclamations: Volunteer to organize a City Proclamation in your community. City proclamations are a way to work with your elected and city officials to demonstrate their support for affordable housing in your community.

If you’re interested in hosting an event, or have any questions, please reach out to Mitch Mankin at mitch@siliconvalleyathome.org.  Remember to finalize event details by March 31st (extended deadline) in order to be included in event calendars and promotions.

2. Attend events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Events during the week will include our annual Policy Breakfast on May 12th to kick off the week, an affordable housing tour, workshops and trainings, a Housing 2.0 Symposium, and many more.

View our calendar of events here. Check back weekly for updates or sign up for our e-newsletter to be the first to receive updates in your inbox. SV@Home members get discounts on tickets and early access to event registrations. Anyone can become an SV@Home member – join here!

3. Become a sponsor

View sponsorship opportunities and pledge to support AHW here. Don’t forget to send us your logo!

Thank you to our generous sponsors:Sponsors_logos and levels

4. Spread the word!

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, share our posts, and invite your friends and colleagues! AHW is about collaboration and bringing together our diverse community around a common belief that everyone deserves safe, stable, and affordable home. The week will include a broad range of events for those looking to learn about and get more involved in housing issues, to those who are already working on housing issues, to those who are firsthand experiencing the effects of our housing crisis.

For any questions on Affordable Housing Week, contact events@siliconvalleyathome.org.