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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
Meiko Bauchman Union San Jose
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
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.
Jessica Rodriguez Mount Pleasant Elementary San Joss I am a teacher that needs affordable housing!!
Ann Sorget San Jose Unified San Jose Great cause to support
Allyson Christou Union School District San Jose I support affordable housing for teachers so that our schools can keep excellent teachers.
David Herz Cupertino Union SD San Jose
Lori and Casey Conrow All Los Gatos Our daughter is currently in the teaching credential / masters program at SJSU. We hope she is able to afford to live and teach in the area.
Robert Mason Notre Dame San Jose
Becky Ewens San Jose Without affordable housing, we will keep losing teachers. U am another one that will be moving out of the area because my pay doesn't cover decent housing
Angie Chadwell CUHSD/Westmont San Jose thank you for working to bring about positive change. It is critically important to recruit stellar teachers and retain them.
Leah Denman All Oakland