WHAT ARE WE DOING?
Making real community change.
We are creating a replicable and sustainable teacher housing model. We combine vacant and underutilized public and privately owned land with green high-quality low-cost technology. This model allows the teachers' rent to be subsidized and they are able to save a downpayment to buy their own home.
This is a Pilot Program. Once the model is proven it can be replicated for anyone who is a part of the "Missing Middle". Low to moderate income earners who make too much money to qualify for traditional subsidized housing but cannot afford to live where they work. This includes community helpers such as Social Workers, Caregivers, Nursing Assistants, Police Dispatchers and City/County Employees and those in similar careers.
Help Our Teachers Afford To Live Here
- Help schools recruit and retain teachers so that the Bay Area can have the best schools in the country.
- Create a sense of Community by providing housing to retired teachers.
- Help the Missing Middle become home owners by using a limited lease period with down payment savings program model.
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"ONLY 1% of housing built since 2015 is for the "Missing Middle" (ie. moderate income households) in the Silicon Valley."
Sister Rosalie Pizzo
Bishop’s Delegate to the Religious
Sister of Notre Dame, Retired Teacher
Mary Beth Riley
Notre Dame High School, Concerned Parent
Housing Trust Silicon Valley,
Summer Hill Land
Past: San Jose City Council Member, Philanthropist and Missing Middle Housing Advocate
Ruwan C. Punchihewa
Director of Investments
Oryx Partners LLC, Notre Dame High School Facilities Committee Board Member, Concerned Parent
Commercial Brokers Association, Broker Montalvo Realty, Concerned Parent
Willow Glen Neighborhood Association, Community Activist
Christopher M. Kovarik
Senior Vice President
Senior Private Banker, The Private Bank, Wells Fargo, Father
Co-Founder & Head of Growth
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, Mother of Future Teacher
Father Steve Kim
Director of Campus Ministries
Saint Francis High School, Community Activist
Bay Area Housing Corporation, Affordable Housing Developer for Special Needs
CREW Past President, Concerned Parent
Bozzuto & Associates Insurance Services, CREW Affiliate, Concerned Parent
Evergreen Valley College, Concerned Educator, Former School Teacher
Evergreen Teachers Association, Teacher & Concerned Parent
Los Gatos Elementary Teachers Association, Teacher & Concerned Parent