The event will discuss best practices, provide case studies of social housing, and present ways to phase into social housing.
“A city no one except the wealthy can afford is not really a city — it is a gated enclave.” Social housing is any ownership or rental housing that may be owned and managed by the state, by non-profit organizations, or by a combination of the two, usually with the aim of providing affordable housing, protected from market pressures. The event will discuss best practices and provide case studies of social housing around the world, and will touch on how to phase in social housing into a community like San Jose.
Speakers for this event include:
- Bill Armaline, San José State University Human Rights Institute
- Ken Koh, Former resident and owner of social housing in Singapore
- Regina Williams, Director of Housing Development, First Community Housing
- Jacqueline Rivera, South Bay Community Land Trust
This event is organized by the Coalition of Housers (CoHo), Human Rights Institute, and South Bay Community Land Trust. This event is part of Affordable Housing Month put on in conjunction with SV@Home.
Please join us Thursday, July 1st at 6 pm. RSVP to receive the Zoom link.