Welcome to SV@Home’s Foundations of Affordable Housing: For Us, For You, For All, part of the 2024 Affordable Housing Month!

Join us in person at Open San Jose on Thursday, May 30th at 3:00 PM for an empowering afternoon that will sharpen your understanding of affordable housing. Foundations of Affordable Housing was created to respond to community concerns and confusion about homelessness and housing affordability. Attendees will be better equipped to speak with everyone from city council members to neighbors about affordable housing.

The public often does not see a connection between building affordable housing and addressing homelessness or housing affordability. A better understanding of what affordable housing is and how it meets our communities’ needs will build community support to advance our shared goals: building and preserving more affordable housing and preventing homelessness and displacement of our community members. We believe that building this strong foundational knowledge about the value of affordable housing also lays the groundwork for critical new sources of funding for affordable housing and tenant protections — resources that can help address this regional challenge at a regional scale.

This workshop is for you if you:

  • are concerned about homelessness and housing affordability in your community,
  • want to be part of making your community healthier and more vibrant,
  • want to gain a solid understanding or fill gaps in your knowledge about how affordable housing works, how it helps solve our housing crisis, and how it benefits all of us, or
  • are sometimes or often in a role where you need to explain affordable housing to others.


  • Alison Cingolani — Policy Manager, SV@Home
  • Mathew Reed — Director of Policy, SV@Home

Space is limited, so please register soon. Remember to join us for our Happy Housers mixer after the event to enjoy light sips and bites with fellow Housers and housing-adjacent partners! RSVP here.

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

May 30th
3:00PM - 4:30PM
Open San Jose
38 South Second Street
San Jose CA, 95113