May 29, 2018

5-29-18 Newsletter


Every Week is Affordable Housing Week​

Affordable Housing Week 2018

Thanks again to everybody who came out in support of Affordable Housing Week 2018. It was a great success with more than 1,400 people in attendance, representing an increase of more than 40% over Affordable Housing Week 2017! We look forward to seeing you all again next May.

Meanwhile, there will be lots of opportunities throughout the year to stay engaged, as we work together to realize the vision of a more equitable Silicon Valley where all people have access to safe, stable, and affordable housing.

Thank You to Our New & Returning Members

 Angela Rausch • Bay Area Housing Corporation • Bill Wilson Center • Century Housing • David Fung • Gloria Geller • Housing Industry Foundation • Jan Guffey • League of Women Voters of San Jose/Santa Clara • Linda Davis & Serge Rudaz • Marie Young • Michael Casas • Michael Melillo • Nicole Montojo • Palo Alto Forward • Quency Phillips • Rutan & Tucker LLP • Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS • Stephanie Demos • Sunnyvale Community Services •
Teresa O’Neill

Huascar Castro

Huascar Castro

Welcome Huascar & Anna!

SV@Home is excited to welcome two new additions to our staff: Policy Associate Huascar Castro and Planning Associate Anna Salvador-Rodriguez.

Huascar’s first day is June 11th, and Anna’s is July 9th. Visit the staff page on our website to learn more about their background and experience.

Anna Salvador-Rodriguez

Anna Salvador-Rodriguez


Tell Your State Legislators to Invest $5 Billion in Affordable Housing

Say YES to the Veterans & Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018,which will provide $4 billion for veterans’ homes and affordable housing for working families, people with disabilities, the homeless, and others struggling to find a safe place to call home. Join the campaign to pass the Veterans & Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018.

Around the Region

Housing Shorts

Check out these housing shorts about local and statewide legislative issues.

Impact Fees for Housing Gain Traction

Almaden Lake Village

Many jurisdictions adopted housing impact fees and commercial linkage fees following the Affordable Housing Nexus Study in 2016.

San Jose to Update Accessory Dwelling Unit Rules

Accessory dwelling unit outside San Jose city hall

The San Jose planning department will bring recommendations forward to the city council to revise the City’s Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) ordinance on June 12.

Cupertino & Mountain View Consider New Head Taxes

Photo courtesy Silicon Valley Business Journal

Cupertino and Mountain View will study a head tax in the wake of Seattle’s decision to adopt a $275 per-employee tax on large businesses to fund homelessness services and programs for affordable housing

Public Meetings​

Add your voice at the Cupertino city council study session on the future of Vallco Mall.

Today, June 4 @ 4:00 PM
Cupertino City Hall
10300 Torre Avenue
Cupertino, CA

Palo Alto leaders consider Windy Hills 57-unit workforce housing development

Today, June 4 @ 7:45 PM
Palo Alto City Hall
250 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA

Milpitas staff to propose new inclusionary zoning program & adoption of non-residential housing impact fees.

Tuesday, June 12 @ 7:00 PM
Milpitas City Hall
455 E. Calaveras Boulevard
Milpitas, CA

Los Altos city council will discuss local ballot measure requiring voter approval on use of public land.

Tuesday, June 12 @ 7:00 PM
Los Altos City Hall
1 North San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA

Meeting of Measure A (2016 Housing Bond) Independent Citizen’s Oversight Committee

Friday, June 15 @ 9:00 AM
Isaac Newton Senter Auditorium
County Government Center
70 West Hedding Street
San Jose, CA

San Jose leaders to discuss development fees & building of 25,000 homes (including 10,000 affordable) as part of Affordable Housing Investment Plan.

Tuesday, June 12 @ 6:00 PM
San Jose City Hall
200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA

San Jose planning department to bring forward proposal to increase number of Accessory Dwelling Units.

Tuesday, June 19 @ 1:30 PM
San Jose City Hall
200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA

CASA Technical Committee continue to discuss housing solutions & action.

June 20, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
Metropolitan Transportation Commission
375 Beale, First Floor, Yerba Buena Room
San Francisco, CA

Look for meeting agendas on the MTC CASA website.

Regular meeting of Diridon Station Area Advisory Group

Wednesday, June 27 @ 6:00 PM
San Jose City Hall
Committee Rooms 118-120
200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA

Upcoming Events

Come celebrate SV@Home’s third anniversary!

Friday, July 27 2018, @ 5:30 PM
Piazza Piccola Italia
350 W. Julian St. #5
San Jose, CA

Happy Housers

SV@Home’s Happy Housers will be back in the fall with a full schedule after July 27, so block off your calendar and make advance plans for networking, fun, and friendly conversation!

  • September 28, 2018, in San Jose (exact location TBA)
  • November 16, 2018, in Sunnyvale (exact location TBA)
  • January 25, 2019, in Palo Alto (exact location TBA)
  • March 22, 2019, in Mountain View (exact location TBA)


June 15, 2018
TinyFest California

A 3-day festival celebrating the tiny living movement!
Enjoy the Simply Living Marketplace, live music and good food!

Friday Free Sneak Peak from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

SV at Home

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San Jose, California 95110

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