July 5, 2018

7-5-18 Newsletter


A safe, stable, affordable home is an unalienable right.

Silicon Valley at Home

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!

Say YES to the Veterans & Affordable Housing Act of 2018 and the No Place Like Home Act of 2018!

A safe, stable, affordable home is the foundation for economic prosperity, academic success, a vibrant democracy, and healthy, sustainable communities.

That’s why a broad coalition of groups and individuals has come together to help pass two housing measures on the November ballot, which would collectively provide $6 billion in one-time funding for affordable housing throughout the state.

You can help.

Around the Region

State Takes Action on Housing

California Housing & Community Development

The State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) made a number of important announcements last week.

accessory dwelling unit

Los Altos Leaders Amend ADU Ordinance

Lawrence Station in Sunnyvale

The Los Altos City Council took action to amend the City’s Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) ordinance during its June 26 council meeting.

Palo Alto Community Talks Housing

52545 Main, Palo Alto, CA

The City of Palo Alto hosted a June 28 community conversation to allow residents to provide input on Palo Alto’s Housing Work Plan, Housing Element, and comprehensive plan housing policies.

Santa Clara Seeks 4,500 Homes at Tasman East

Tasman East in Santa Clara

The Santa Clara City Council held a study session to discuss the Tasman East Specific Plan on June 26 and is actively considering options to increase the density of the mixed-use area to accommodate up to 4,500 new homes.

Sunnyvale City Council Takes Action on Lawrence Station Area Plan

Sunnyvale City leaders discussed changes to the proposed Lawrence Station Area Plan (LSAP) at the June 26 city council meeting, considering several scenarios that would increase housing opportunities in the plan area.

Public Meetings​

San Jose housing department will gather community input on the development and operation of the city’s first proposed Bridge Housing Communities (BHC) at 4 community meetings over the next few weeks.

Upcoming Events

Happy Housers

SV@Home’s Happy Housers will be back in the fall with a full schedule after our July 27 birthday celebration, 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)


Affordable Housing Committee

July 9 @ 7:00 PM
898 West El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA

How Can We Finance More Affordable Housing?

July 10 @ 12:30 PM
76 South First Street
San Jose, CA 

Come learn how affordable housing gets funded now and explore the opportunities and barriers to building this vital resource.


General Meeting

July 18 @ 7:00 PM
898 West El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA

Villas on the Park construction celebration

July 23 @ 2:00 PM
278 N. 2nd Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Contact Us

350 W Julian St. #5

San Jose, California 95110

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