June 18, 2018

6-18-18 Newsletter


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It’s been about a month since the end of Affordable Housing Week 2018, and planning has already begun for next year!

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And remember 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.

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

Silicon Valley at Home turns three! Come celebrate our third anniversary with us! Enjoy drinks and refreshments with fellow housers at Little Italy’s Piazza Piccola Italia, located right behind SV@Home’s office at 350 W Julian St. #5. More details to come, so stay tuned!

Guardino Affordable Housing Scholarship

The Housing Trust Silicon Valley’s $3,000 Guardino scholarship for college students who live in affordable housing is open until June 30!

Thank You to Our New & Returning Members

Jan Bernstein Chargin • Jason Uhlenkott • LifeSTEPs • Republic Urban Properties •
Robert Chapman Wood • Vince Rocha


Redevelop BAREC. Sign the Petition to Move the Agrihood Forward Now.

Around the Region

Cupertino City Council Considers Housing at Vallco

SV@Home and other housing advocates showed up in force at a study session to lend our voices in support of the need for affordable housing on the Vallco site in Cupertino.

Milpitas Approves Increased Inclusionary Requirements

The Milpitas City Council took action on June 12th to approve a 15% inclusionary requirement for new rental and for-sale housing, an increase of 10% over current requirements.

Santa Clara Issues Request for Affordable Housing Proposals

The City of Santa Clara’s Housing Division has released a request for proposal (RFP) calling for developers to submit proposals to develop a minimum of 15 affordable homes at a city-owned site located at 3575 De La Cruz Boulevard.

San Jose Approves Housing Crisis Workplan w/o Commercial Linkage Fees

The San Jose city council has approved perhaps its most comprehensive package of pro-housing actions, even while declining to study the viability of a commercial linkage fee for affordable housing.

San Jose Considers Changes to Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance

The San Jose city council will consider changes to the City’s municipal code on June 19th to make building an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) easier for San Jose residents.

Public Meetings​

San Jose planning department will bring forward proposal to amend Accessory Dwelling Unit ordinance.

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

CASA Technical Committee will continue to discuss regional housing solutions & action.

Wednesday, 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.

Housing, Land Use, Environment, and Transportation (HLUET) committee will  discuss commercial linkage fee & inclusionary zoning for Stanford.

Thursday, June 21 @ 9:00 AM
County Government Center
70 West Hedding Street
San Jose, CA

Regular meeting of the 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

Happy Housers

SV@Home’s Happy Housers Hour 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)

Google Transportation Demand Management

June 19, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA

Join Palo Alto Forward for a conversation with Lucy Tice, the program manager of Google’s Transportation Demand Management (TDM) efforts.


General Meeting

June 20, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
898 West El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA

San Francisco Residential Design:
An International Perspective

June 21, 2018 @ 8:30 AM
95 Brady Street
San Francisco, CA

Join the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition and HASSELL Studio for a breakfast discussion about designing residential communities with an international perspective.

SV at Home

Contact Us

350 W Julian St. #5

San Jose, California 95110

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