Housing Trust Silicon Valley’s Small Homes, Big Impact Program is hosting another Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) workshop!

ADUs are secondary units to the primary single-family home on a lot. They are a great option to provide housing to family members like aging parents and adult children as well as friends to help they stay in this high-cost area. It also provides an opportunity for homeowners to create wealth.

This is a FREE event where a panel of experts will answer the following five questions for you:

  • Can I build an ADU on my site?
  • How do I get an ADU permitted?
  • How do I put a team together to design and manage construction?
  • How do I pay for the ADU?
  • I’m a landlord, now what?

To attend the event you must complete the following steps by Monday, January 28:

1) Register for the workshop through Eventbrite; and

2) Complete a survey by clicking here.

Homework Assignment Please download and complete the homework assignment prior to the workshop, click here to download. Please bring assignment with you to the workshop.

Due to the high volume of interest only ONE person per household is allowed to attend; only registered homeowners that have completed the survey will be allowed entry. This ADU Workshop is a requirement for eligibility for financial assistance through Housing Trust Silicon Valley, please make sure you sign-in and sign-out. Upon completion of workshop, homeowners will receive a free copy of Backdoor Revolution: The Definitive Guide to ADU Development by Kol Peterson.

We have reserved a limited number of seating for industry professionals (i.e. builders, designers, real estate professionals, lenders etc.); if you are one, you must register as an “auditor.” We ask that you do not solicit homeowners with your services.

Check-in will begin at 8:00am and the workshop will start sharply at 9:00am.

The agenda will be sent out a week prior to the event.

Meet Our Panelists:

Carrie Shores Owner/ Principal at Larson/Shores Architects and Interiors and Inspired Independence specializing in universal design, sustainable design and making the most of small spaces.

Steve Vallejos President and Project Developer of Valley Home Development and specializing in prefab and panalized ADU construction.

Pam Dorr Director of Affordable Housing for the Blocks program at Soup providing factory modular and panalized ADUs.

Thancy Karem Camacho Gutierrez Lending Manager at Chase Bank.

Gelda Lopez Home Mortgage Consultant at Wells Fargo.

Rebecca Gallardo Real Estate Professional and Intero Realtor.

Monica Rodriguez Farmers Insurance

Break-out Session

There will be a break out session at lunch time, where you will have the opportunity to speak to the panelists above as well as to some of our preferred vendors on hand to answer your specific questions. The additional vendors include, but not limited to:

Sanchali Srivastava Designer/Owner of San Interior Design

Adam Mayberry Managing Principal of Mayberry Workshop

Jimmy Kang Mortgage Consultant at PrimeLending

Greg Popovich Owner/General Contractor of Goldbar Builders

There will be limited, free on-site parking as well as plenty of on-street parking. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

The venue for the ADU Workshop has been sponsored by the Assyrian American Association, a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization of San Jose!

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, February 2nd!

Date and Time:

Sat, February 2, 2019

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST


Almaden Winery Community Center

5730 Chambertin Drive

San Jose, CA 95118

February 2nd
8:00AM - 4:00PM
Almaden Winery Community Center