WHAT ARE WE DOING?
Making real community change.
We are creating a replicable and sustainable teacher housing model on privately owned land without government funds using a social entrepreneurship model and green high quality low-cost technology.
This is a Pilot Program. Once the model is proven it can replicated for anyone who has a job, pays taxes, wants to own a home, and live where they work, including Social Workers, Caregivers, Nurses, and City/County Employees.
Help Our Teachers Afford To Live Here
- Help schools recruit and retain teachers so that Santa Clara County 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.
"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
Melody & Terry Gordon
First Funding, Community Activist
Yes... We can make it happen, if we work together.
JOIN OUR LIST OF COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS
Show your support by filling out the form below. We can create change together!
OUR LIST OF COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS
|First Name||Last Name||Associated School / District||City||Comments|
|Manon||Blanchet||San Jose Unified||San Jose||Teachers play such an important role in our children's lives. We either pay them more so they can afford the existing housing or, we build housing they can afford.|
|Usha||Kolachalam||Campbell Union School Sistrict||Campbell|
|Gay||Timmons||Los Gatos/Saratoga||Campbell||Teachers need to live near their schools - they simply can;t do that in Santa Clara county without this sort of support.|
|amy||miljevich||Google Children's Center||mountain view||many of my colleagues struggle to survive in the bay area on a non livable wage yet work full time as educators in the early childhood education field. It would be truly amazing for preschool teachers to be able to own homes too, as well as, K-12 educator|
|Douglas||Campbell||Los Gatos||Monte Sereno||It is an important issue that needs a solution.|
|Laurie||Galdes||St. Lucy School||Campbell|
|Joan||Rickey||Campbell||Campbell||Our daughter is a teacher and needs help as well|
|Ellen||Burtis||San Jose Unified||San Jose|
|William M.||Musser IV||SJUSD||San Jose|
|Shari||Giacomini||Moreland School District||Campbell|
|Mary Jo||Garrett||SJUSD||San Jose||As a grandparent with two school age students and a daughter just entering into the profession , I whole heartedly support this need.|
|Gina||Kluge||St. Lucy School||Campbell||Happy to support this important initiative!|
|Kristy||Hunt||Campbell Union School District||San Jose||I've been teaching in this community for 13 years, and still cannot afford to buy a home near my school.|
|Ellen||Goldman||San Jose United||San Jose||Teachers are the backbone of our community.|
|Nicholas||Creech||Bellarmine College Preparatory||San Jose|
|Natasha||Vadasz||Alum Rock School District||San jose||My son goes to middle school in Los Gatos where we live. I teach in east San Jose. It would be wonderful if there was an opportunity for a single mom teacher to be able to afford to buy rather than rent. Even with rent control my rent goes up about a hun|
|Lainey||Richardson||Los Gatos||Los Gatos||If all communities reached out to homeowners, many have secondary units they would be willing to rent to teachers at reduced rent if the school district made up the difference. This is doable.|