August 16, 2022

August Policy in Action @Home



Protecting Low-Income Renters with Anti-Displacement Policies as Cities Update Housing Elements 

Low-income renters in Santa Clara County struggle with housing instability due to extreme rent burden, overcrowding, or both. But the Housing Element update process in every Silicon Valley jurisdiction offers the opportunity to adopt anti-displacement policies designed to affirmatively further fair housing under state law.


Please join us Friday, August 26th, at Noon as we bring you Policy in Action @Home: Advancing Anti-displacement Policies in the Housing Element. We anticipate an interactive conversation about what policies local cities place in their housing element, what is missing, and how you can get involved to push for more to ensure that your city follows through on adopting.


Featured Speakers:

  • Husacar Castro, Associate Director of Housing and Transportation, Working Partnerships USA (WPUSA)
  • Lauren Bigelow, Board Chair, Palo Alto Renter’s Association (PARA)


Under Affirmatively Further Fair Housing, state law requires every city to plan and implement policies allowing low-income families access to opportunities. The state also requires each municipality to adopt policies that address disproportionate housing needs, including displacement risks of protected classes. Working families of color, seniors, people with disabilities, and others on fixed incomes disproportionately struggle with housing instability.


SV@Home’s Policy in Action @ Home series (PIA, formerly the Housing Action Coalition or HAC) is a monthly, informal brownbag discussion convening Housers to engage on hot housing topics. Every month, we select a topic or current event, bring in an expert to give a brief presentation, and then open up the discussion to ask questions, float new ideas, and identify potential areas for shared action.

SV@Home strives to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please email Kenneth Rosales at



Become a member today and help us expand the coalition of housing advocates to be more inclusive and representative of the communities we serve.


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