What does being an educator or school employee with limited housing options look like? How does it impact our districts, our education staff, our community? What, if anything, can we do to improve the situation?

We encourage educators, administrators, parents, students, and concerned community members to join us and share their stories of how the housing crisis for educators and school employees has had a personal impact on their lives.


Patrick Bernhardt, President, San Jose Teachers Association

Dr. Mary Ann Dewan, County Superintendent of Schools, Santa Clara County Office of Education

Sarah Chaffin, Founder,

Maya Perkins, Regional Housing and Transportation Expert, Facebook, Inc.

Kevin Zwick, CEO, Housing Trust Silicon Valley

Moderated by:

Supervisor Joe Simitian, President, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

Moderator Introduction by:

Trustee Joseph Di Salvo, Santa Clara County Board of Education

September 17th
4:30PM - 6:30PM
Santa Clara County Office of Education