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|
|Colleen||Duffy||Campbell union||Campbell||I am a new teaceher and there is just nowhere for my family to live!|
|Lisa||Alden||SJUSD||San Jose||Our teachers deserve to live close to their workplace like everyone else!|
|Jason||Lee||St. Lucy School||Campbell|
|Elisa||Lotti||Franklin McKinley||San Jose||I've been teaching for 25 years. Back when I started, my husband and I were able to purchase a home. Now, I watch young, amazing teachers leave the orifession because even with a partner who makes double what they do, they cannot afford to live here.|
|Sarah||Zacharias||Willow Glen||San Jose|
|Susana||Craig||Los Gatos union||Monte sereno|
|Mary||O Dooley||St Lucy Schol||Campbell||To retain a committed pool of teachers the need to have affordable housing|
|Barbara||Lea||West Valley College||Saratoga|
|Archie||Moore||San Jose||San Jose||I support teacher housing 100%. It is badly needed!|
|Stacy||Archer||St. Lucy School||Campbell|
|Cristina||Fierro||St. Lucy School||Campbell|
|Jacob||Chaffin||Santa Cruz||Santa Cruz|
|Genene||Vaccaro||SJ Unified, and SJ Diocese||A very important initiative. How are we going to attract the best and the brightest to the teaching profession if they can't earn a fair living in our expensive communities? Bravo to Sarah for creating a solution that is not government-dependent and can b|
|Brenda||Petroni||St Lucy||Campbell||Where would we be without our teachers?|
|Geoffrey||Chapman||Castro Valley, CA|
|Anne||Kline||Campbell School District/ former teacher, Pioneer High School||San Jose||Pioneer lost a number of fine teachers who relocated to an area with affordable housing. That is true of any number of schools in this area.|