August 16, 2018

8-16-18 Newsletter


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Silicon Valley at Home

San Jose Leaders Put $450 Million Bond on November Ballot

San Jose Leaders Put $450M Bond on November Ballot

On August 10th, San Jose City leaders took action to place two bond measures on the November ballot, one that includes $450 million for affordable housing and a second, $650 million bond measure for public safety, transportation infrastructure, and flood and water control projects.

Thank You to Our New & Returning Members!

Adam Mayberry • Ray and Diana Bramson • Angelina Usher • Thomas Irpan • Harmonie Park Development • Heising-Simons Foundation


Your Opinion Counts

Do The Math. How is Affordable Housing Financed?

Early registration is required for SV@Home’s September 12 Lunchtime Forum: How is Affordable Housing Financed, which will be held for the first time at Texas Instruments in Santa Clara.

Please register by 12:00 noon on August 31.

A part of SV@Home’s Policy in Practice series, this lunchtime forum will dive into the cost of building housing, including the component costs of market-rate and affordable development, the impact of various local government policies on housing prices, and creative solutions and policies.


Speak Up for Affordable Housing at Vallco on August 28 & September 11. 

Redevelop Vallco

Around the Region

SV@Home Housing Policy Round Table Draws Packed House

Thanks to Metropolitan Transportation Commission Planning Director Ken Kirkey and Annie Fryman, policy aide to California State Senator Scott Wiener, for speaking at SV@Home’s August 10th Housing Policy Round Table. See video of the event on our Facebook page.

HCD Announces Housing Accountability Actions

California Housing & Community Development

The State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) just announced a new process to hold local governments accountable for providing housing for their residents, consistent with the provisions of Assembly Bill 72 (Santiago, 2017).

Upcoming Ballot Measures for November 2018 Election

Housing for all

The November ballot will be filled with housing related measures at both the State and local levels. SV@Home has compiled the following list to summarize these key measures and propositions.

Hot Month for Housing in Los Gatos

North 40 specific plan in Los Gatos

The Los Gatos Town Council discussed major affordable housing opportunities during its regularly scheduled meeting on August 7th—the Affordable Housing Overlay Zone (AHOZ) tool, the North 40 Specific Plan, and a proposed extension of a moratorium.  Here is a quick recap of the Council’s actions.

Santa Clara Planning Commission Advances the Agrihood

Agrihood in Santa Clara

On Wednesday August 8th, the Santa Clara Planning Commission unanimously approved the zoning changes and tentative map for the Agrihood, moving the project forward to the City Council for final action.

Public Meetings​

Campbell: Response to Civil Grand Jury Report on Housing

Campbell City Hall
70 North 1st Street
Campbell, CA

Cupertino Planning Commission Meeting to Consider Vallco Specific Plan

6:45 PM
Cupertino City Hall
10300 Torre Avenue Cupertino, CA, USA

City of Morgan Hill

Morgan Hill: Response to Civil Grand Jury Report on Affordable Housing Crisis

Morgan Hill City Hall
17575 Peak Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA

Cupertino City Council Meeting to Consider Vallco Specific Plan

6:45 PM
Cupertino City Hall
10300 Torre Avenue
Cupertino, CA

Upcoming Events

SV@Home Lunchtime Forum: How is Affordable Housing Financed

12:00 PM
Texas Instruments
2900 Semiconductor Drive
Santa Clara, CA

San José Diridon Station Area Pop-Up Workshop

11:00 AM
Village Oaks Shopping Center
Coronado Avenue
San Jose, CA

Repeal Pasta Hawkins

6:00 PM
Sacred Heart Community Service
1381 S. First Street
San Jose, CA

Repeal Pasta Hawkins

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Community Service
1381 S. First Street
San Jose, CA

SPUR City Trivia Night

6:00 PM
SPUR San Jose
76 South First Street
San Jose, CA

Palo Alto Forward ADU event

6:00 PM
Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA

Northern California Community Loan Fund: Creative Real Estate Solutions for Nonprofits

8:00 AM
60 S. Market Street
San Jose, CA

SPUR: New Homes on the Alameda

4:00 PM
SPUR San Jose
76 South First Street
San Jose, CA

Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley: Latino Report Card Community Convening & Engagement Session

8:00 AM
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA

NPH: 39th Annual Affordable Housing Conference

8:00 AM
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA

Housing Trust Silicon Valley: On the House

5:30 PM
SP2 Communal Bar + Restaurant
72 Almaden Avenue
San Jose, CA

CAL-ALHFA: 3rd Annual Housing Symposium & Conference

10/31/2018 to 11/1/2018
8:00 AM
Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown
300 J Street
Sacramento, CA

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San Jose, California 95110

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