What is Affordable Housing? Join us as we explore the roots of the housing crisis, and how a unified narrative can help advance solutions.

**NOTE: Enter the Community Room at the corner of Empire & 10th.

Broad public understanding of affordable housing is critical to advance efforts to protect neighbors from displacement, preserve existing affordable housing, and build more affordable housing. SV@Home created this event in response to concerns we’ve heard from across our membership- organizations and community members, neighbors and advocates- and backed up by local research with focus groups.

We have found that the public is deeply concerned about homelessness and housing affordability, but they’re confused about what we mean when we talk about affordable housing. They’re not seeing a connection between building more housing and addressing homelessness or housing affordability. And they distrust the government and its ability to address homelessness. BUT, there is willingness to address homelessness and hope that it can be solved.

This training is designed to help you understand our housing crisis, rooted in exclusion, and empower you with ways to talk about affordable housing that help address community concerns.


Regina Celestin Williams

Executive Director, SV@Home

Alison Cingolani

Policy Manager, SV@Home

Fatima Burgos

Communications Manager, SV@Home

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

November 13th
11:00AM - 1:00PM
Joyce Ellington Branch Library, Community Room (enter at corner of Empire & 10th)- 491 East Empire Street San Jose, CA 95112