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|
|ClAudia||Saavedra||San Jose Unified School District||San Jose||This is an amazing idea and would be so helpful for educators to live in the very city/neighborhood in which we work! Thank you|
|Mayra||Duenas||San Jose Unified||San Jose||We risk losing valuable eduactors without affordable housing for teachers!|
|Cantor Devorah||Felder-Levy||Cantor at Congregation Shir Hadash||Los Gatos|
|Heather||Palmer||St. Lucy School||Campbell|
|Daniela||DelValle||Willow Glen/San Jose Unified||San Jose||Housing that is affordable is a vital need in our community that has been overlooked for far too long. I support this innovative and common-sense solution to our housing crisis.|
|Jennifer||Doherty||Alum Rock||San Jose||Thank you for bringing this issue to the attention of our cities. We often lose teachers due to their inability to afford to work/live in this valley.|
|Matthew||Mendizabal||Alum Rock||San Jose||I support teacher housing!|
|Leah||Brunnings||Sunnyvale School District||Sunnyvale|
|Robin||Adelman||Shir Hadash Early Childhood Center||Los Gatos|
|Lauren||Carlinsky||Yavneh Day School, Union School District||San Jose|
|Laura||Giorgi||Los Gatos-Saratoga||Los Gatos||This is an important and much over-looked cause.|
|Amber||Glover||San Jose unified||San Jose||I'm a math teacher and will be forced to move if I cannot find affordable housing. I was born and raised in San Jose and would like to continue serving the San Jose community.|
|Leonel||Soto||Mt Pleasant||San Jose|
|Christine||Rivera||San jose||I work at a private Christian preschool and know all too well about the difficulties in find housing due to a small paycheck because of the field of profession I chose. I know with enough support we'll be able to break through unnecessary barriers and wil|
|Mary Beth||RIley||Notre Dame High School||San Jose|
|AN TAM||VU||NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL||SAN JOSE|
|Alisa||Krinsky||Los Gatos||Los Gatos||We need desperately to provide housing for lower income professionals in order to create an opportunity for retention and sustainability of a thriving community. I hope this pilot program is embraced and successful!|
|Teresa||Fiss||Discovery Charter School/ Moreland/ CUHSD||San Jose||We need great teachers to stay here! And they need to be able to survive in this extremely expensive area.|