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.
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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|
|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.|
|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!!!|
|Jim||Fields||Moreland||San Jose||Two of my children who are teachers have had to leave the South Bay due to housing costs. A project like this will help retain the good teachers this area deserves! I say BRAVO and lets get started ASAP!!!!|
|Rory||Williams||Campbell/Union||Campbell||As a student who has lost too many good teachers who have had to move I fully support this project and wish more people would step up and help our teachers!!!!|
|Nicole||Carroll||Campbell/Union||Campbell||Working for Moreland School District I see the real need for our teachers to be able to live where they work. This is a brillant project that will help us from losing the great teachers we have !!!!|
|Steve||Kim||St lucy, st francis high school||Campbell|
|Joaquin||Gomez||Cambrian School District||This sounds like a good idea to attract and retain top educators in this area.|