April 16, 2018

4-16-18 Newsletter



Where will you be on May 11?

Affordable Housing Week 2018

Affordable Housing Week 2018 is four weeks away, and Silicon Valley at Home (SV@Home) is looking for volunteers to put up posters, promote affordable housing week events, and staff the policy forum.

Contact mitch@siliconvalleyathome.org or call 408-780-8411.

Take a look at the winning entry in our Affordable Housing Week 2018 poster contest.

Artist Tiffany Lin’s poster was selected as the winning entry of the Affordable Housing Week 2018 poster contest.

Lin will receive the first place prize at SV@Home’s May 18 Policy Luncheon alongside second and third place winners Davina Behin Jones and Zoe Zandenbergen.

Many thanks to all our contest participants!

Your contributions help make Affordable Housing Week a success.

Check out all the winning entries on our website.

Affordable Housing Week 2018 Events

SV@Home's Link Up 4 Housing mixer

Affordable Housing Week begins on May 11 with SV@Home’s Link Up for Housing mixer. Help us kick off the week by joining elected and business leaders as we explore solutions to our region’s greatest challenge—the housing crisis. Together we can keep our economic engine thriving.

Co-sponsored by Silicon Valley at Home (SV@Home) and Destination: Home, the District 4 candidates forum will allow voters to learn what candidates running to succeed Ken Yeager as Santa Clara County supervisor intend to do about the region’s homelessness and housing crises.

SV@Home's Affordable Housing Week Policy Forum

Affordable Housing Week culminates on May 18 with a policy luncheon featuring a distinguished panel of speakers that will explore regional approaches and solutions to the housing crisis that are underway locally and throughout the nine-county Bay Area.

Register early as attendance will be limited.

Around the Region


Vallco Town Center rendering

Vallco Affordable Housing Is a Huge Opportunity for Cupertino

On March 28th, Sand Hill Properties became only the second developer in the State to use new Senate Bill 35 streamlining and administrative approval provisions, submitting an application for the Vallco Town Center project.

Palo Alto

Affordable Housing Overlay

City of Palo Alto Approves Affordable Housing Overlay

On April 9, the Palo Alto City Council voted to adopt an Affordable Housing Overlay (aka Affordable Housing Combining District) ordinance which will unlock new opportunities for much-needed affordable housing development in Palo Alto.

City of San Jose

The City of San José is currently accepting applications for a deputy director in the Housing Department.

The deadline to submit an application is May 13, 2018 at 11:59 PM.  

Public Meetings​

San Jose City Hall

San Jose Affordable Housing Investment Plan
Monday, April 23 @ 1:30 PM
San Jose City Hall
Wing Rooms 118-120
200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA

San Jose City Hall

Thursday, April 26 @ 6:00 PM
San Jose City Hall
200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA

Monday, April 30 @ 6:00 PM
San Jose City Hall
Committee Rooms 118-120
200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA

San Jose City Hall

Tuesday, May 1 @ 6:00 PM
San Jose City Hall
200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA

San Jose City Hall

Tuesday, May 8 @ 6:00 PM
San Jose City Hall
200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA

Diridon Station Area Plan

Updating Downtown & Diridon Station Area
Design Guidelines

Thursday, April 19 @ 6:00 PM
Martin Luther King Library
150 East San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA

Sunnyvale El Camino Real Corridor Specific Plan

El Camino Real Corridor Specific Plan:
Preliminary Development Standards/Design Guidelines

Tuesday, April 24 @ 6:00 PM
Sunnyvale City Hall, West Conference Room
456 West Olive Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA

CASA Technical Committee

April 18, 2018, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Metropolitan Transportation Commission
375 Beale, First Floor, Yerba Buena Room
San Francisco, CA

Look for meeting agendas on the MTC CASA website.

Upcoming Events

Charities Housing

April 19, 2018
Groundbreaking for The Veranda: Low-Income Senior Housing Development
19160 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA

Los Altos Women's Caucus

April 23, 2018, 2018
VIP Premiere of “Los Altos: A Place to Call Home in Silicon Valley?”

RSVP to losaltoswomenscaucus@gmail.com by April 12.


April 25, 2018
Tiny Homes: Creating Bridges From Streets to Housing
76 South First Street
San Jose, CA

April 30-May 5, 2018
Livable Communities Charrette
Tech Museum of Innovation
201 South Market Street
San Jose, CA

SV at Home

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350 W Julian St. #5

San Jose, California 95110

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