Developing good public policy that creates opportunities for affordable housing in our community is a marathon, not a sprint. Your sustaining membership is critical to supporting our policy campaigns that have pivotal impacts on local government decision-making.
Last month, the Sunnyvale City Council approved a Housing Strategy that will guide the city’s housing and affordable housing policies for years to come. This major Houser victory was the culmination of a comprehensive public engagement process that began in 2017. Over the course of this three-year timeframe, SV@Home participated in dozens of meetings with local advocates, city staff and consultants, and elected officials to help shape the critical proposals that the Council adopted [earlier this month]. We provided expert input on policies that would have the greatest impact and forged partnerships with local organizations and residents to build a strong coalition of housing advocates.
Ultimately, our ability to play a key role in this important, multi-year policy campaign depended on the support of sustaining members who recognized the investment of time and expertise necessary for affecting systemic change and are committed to supporting housing for the long run. Become or renew your membership today!
SV@Home’s Sunnyvale Housing Strategy Campaign By the Numbers:
- Years in the Making: 3+
- Community Meetings Attended: 5
- Stakeholder Meetings Convened: 35
- Public Comment Letters Written: 5
- Remarks Delivered at Key Council Meetings: 3
- New Housing Strategies Approved: 14
If you’ve seen recent SV@Home policy updates, you know that there has been significant progress in elevating affordable housing at the State and local levels. In a time when our country seems to be so divided, our ability to come together for the benefit of our community is more critical than ever before.
#MembershipMatters As a member of SV@Home you are provided a multitude of ways and many opportunities to join alongside our 200+ organizations and community members who are concerned about housing stability during these unprecedented times. See more information on membership and join on our website.
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