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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.

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"ONLY 1% of housing built since 2015 is for the "Missing Middle" (ie. moderate income households) in the Silicon Valley."

Community Advisors

Sister Rosalie Pizzo

Bishop’s Delegate to the Religious

Sister of Notre Dame, Retired Teacher

Mary Beth Riley


Notre Dame High School, Concerned Parent

Kevin Zwick


Housing Trust Silicon Valley,
Concerned Parent

Joseph Head

Managing Director

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

Dennis Byron


Commercial Brokers Association, Broker Montalvo Realty, Concerned Parent

Archie Moore

Board Member

Willow Glen Neighborhood Association, Community Activist

Christopher M. Kovarik

Senior Vice President

Senior Private Banker, The Private Bank, Wells Fargo, Father

Alex Lofton

Co-Founder & Head of Growth


Laurel Cyrluk


Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, Mother of Future Teacher

Father Steve Kim

Director of Campus Ministries

Saint Francis High School, Community Activist

Kris McCann

Executive Director

Bay Area Housing Corporation, Affordable Housing Developer for Special Needs

Brian Franklin

Financial Advisor

CREW Past President, Concerned Parent

Jennifer Anderson


Bozzuto & Associates Insurance Services, CREW Affiliate, Concerned Parent

Kit Sturman

Adjunct Instructor

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.


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First NameLast NameAssociated School / DistrictCityComments
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.
Leslie Jacowitz SJUSD San Jose
Gina Kluge St. Lucy School Campbell Happy to support this important initiative!
Monika Gorkani LGUSD Los Gatos
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.
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.
Kristine Lee Moreland Campbell
Sarah Zacharias Willow Glen San Jose
Brooke Bueno Campbell Union Campbell
Susana Craig Los Gatos union Monte sereno
Heather Whealn Smusd San Diego
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

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