Affordable Housing Month 2024 is around the corner!
AHM is the time to bring people together so that we can all transform our communities into more diverse, affordable, equitable, and accessible places to live — which brings us to this year’s theme of #4Us4You4All, recognizing that our well-being is tied to the well-being of our neighbors.
In 2024, we are leading a transformational region-wide bond measure that works towards housing for everyone in our community. This year is about moving housing affordability beyond the creation of affordable homes for individuals to the realization of stable neighborhoods for whole communities – a vision going beyond housing as a human right to one of healing and restoration for us, for you, and for all.
That is why during this year’s Affordable Housing Month, we will be lifting up local partner programming to demonstrate the breadth and depth of the affordable housing ecosystem in Santa Clara County and the strength of our collective work. The future we envision for the Bay Area begins with us.
We want to make AHM 2024 a success and that means we need all of our partners across the county to join us in this effort by hosting creative, engaging, and intersectional events in May. Submit a proposal to host an event below:
Thank you for a great Affordable Housing Month 2023! #BuildingCommunity
As we close out Affordable Housing Month this year, SV@Home extends a big thank you to our sponsors, co-hosts, partners, speakers, and panelists for their unwavering commitment to combating our housing affordability crisis.
We invite you to take the time to reflect on how our theme of “Building Community” will help us continue the momentum of building diverse, affordable, equitable, and accessible communities for everyone in Silicon Valley.
Missed an event? You can find a full list of recordings below!
During the entire month of May, SV@Home convened our region’s housing partners to host dozens of virtual workshops, webinars, and creative community engagement opportunities to educate, activate, and engage advocates and the general public around the housing challenges facing our community and the solutions we can pursue together. Our theme this year, Reimagining Home, invited participants to think outside of the box, deepen their knowledge, and join together to shift the collective perspective on building equitable, inclusive, restorative communities.
We’re so glad that hundreds of you joined us for Affordable Housing Month — Silicon Valley (AHM) 2021! During the entire month of May, SV@Home convenes our region’s housing partners to host dozens of virtual workshops, webinars, and creative community engagement opportunities to activate and engage our community of housing advocates and the general public about our housing challenges and solutions. Did you miss an event? Many events were recorded- catch up below! Want to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes of Affordable Housing Month? In this episode of the Affordable Housing Podcast, brought to you by Eden Housing, host Joanne Greene speaks to Gabriela Chavez-Lopez, SV@Home Communications and Membership Manager.
Poster art by Alfred Twu.
Recap 2020: Be My Neighbor
In 2020, our fifth annual public education and awareness campaign pivoted from a weeks-long to a month-long program with creative community engagement opportunities, in a time when the importance of a secure, safe, and affordable home has become even more crucial.
The global pandemic, coupled with our ongoing housing challenges, has made for a public health crisis at unprecedented scale. Yet even as we practice physical distancing, we are seeing in magnified ways how much we rely on the people, nonprofits, businesses, and government agencies around us for our individual and societal well-being.
Full of virtual events, activities for all ages, and invigorating conversations, AHM 2020 brought our community together to learn, engage, and act on how we can work to make Silicon Valley a more affordable place to live for all of our residents. We highlighted not only our housing challenges, but also dug into the solutions we are building together, with workshops, game nights, and more! View event recordings here.
You also joined the conversation during the Month by participating in our #BeMyNeighbor story share. We invited you to share a fond memory of a neighbor, whether from present day or your childhood, with the hashtag #BeMyNeighbor so we could share and highlight your story during Affordable Housing Month.