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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
B Amechi Okechukwu Alameda Oakland This much needed housing project is the result of one incredibly committed Mother, Sarah Chaffin, who is concerned about the future of this valley and teachers and public servants. Sarah goes into City of SJ Planning Dept. next week and wants to show the
Abby Lopes Alum rock San jose We need to retain qualified teachers in our community. Buying a house is just not an option right now in this area. It's so unfortunate.
Kianga Lee-Curtis Alum Rock Union School District San Jose
Mervat Aly Alum Rock School District San Jose We need more qualified teachers be encouraged to work and stay in this expensive area!
Dina Lopes Alum Rock San Jose
Thomas Zmucki Alum Rock San Jose
Kathy Robinson Cupertino Union School District Cupertino
Gabriela Rodriguez Burbank San Jose This is a great idea! We need to recruit and retain great teachers!
Kieran Reilly San Jose San Jose
Kris McCann Los Gatos Los Gatos affordable housing in our community is necessary to support a healthy community.
Rick James Presentation, San Jose Unified San Jose
Tony Dosanjh Vacaville
Conor Carroll Campbell/Union Campbell Being in college about to become a teacher housing is a big concern. A project like this is EXACTLY what is needed as this is an issue future teachers strongly consider when it comes to both career choice and where we can afford to locate after graduation
Jane Tight Redwood City SD Woodside We need to support our teachers and other essential workers with equitable and affordable housing. Cities for People stands with the agenda and look forward to partnering with you in advocacy for the Missing Middle.
Twiggy Fung Fremont
Margaret Randazzo Hillbrook School Los Gatos "Cost of living in Bay Area" was the #1 response in our recent faculty/staff survey that would prompt an employee to leave our school. Exploring creative ways to provide affordable housing for our faculty is a top priority in our strategic plan.
Regina Reilly St. Lucy's School Campbell
Kit Palone Sturman San Jose City/Evergreen CCD San Jose Teachers & Affordable Housing = A Beautiful Relationship
Alex Lofton San Francisco So glad there are more of us out there working to keep essential professionals in our communities!
Jack Parker San Jose Unified San Jose One good teacher has a lifelong effect on students, let's stand in support of keeping the good ones here!!!

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