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.
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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
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|
|Rochelle||Espitia||Luther Burbank||San Jose|
|Anita||Manuel||St. Lucy School, Campbell||Campbell||Recruiting and retaining qualified and caring educators is essential to the well being and success of our children and community. We must support affordable housing for teachers in this community.|
|Bassi||Nassar||St. Lucy School||Campbell||As a parent living in San Jose, I have seen many great teachers relocate to other more affforable areas due to the high price of living in this area. I support the initative of affordable housing. It could help retain teachers and consequently give us par|
|Amy||Yamamura||Diocese of San Jose||Campbell|
|The||Anthony's||St Lucy||Campbell||Such a Noble Cause! Support our Teachers!!!|
|Neen||Martelino||Pioneer High / San Jose Unified and St Lucy Parish School / Diocese of San Jose||San Jose||Without affordable housing we are losing the civil right to education for all children. I have children in private and public school and we need the support of caring committed teachers. Affordable housing should be a civil right, not a privilege.|
|Laurie||Estridge||Alum Rock||San Jose|
|Debbie||Locke||Alum Rock||San Jose||I know how new teachers are trying to make a difference, but they come to San Jose and soon discover, they cannot afford to stay here. We train them for a year or two and they move to other states just so they can afford to live. We are losing GOOD teache|
|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|