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|
|Emily||Burton||Pioneer High School / SJUSD||San Jose||I'm a former Teacher Housing resident (SCUSD). This was critical to my financial success at the start of my career.|
|Patrick||Doherty||Alum Rock School District||San Jose||Wishing this program every success and providing the rest of the country the template to support our teachers, firefighters, police and support to be able to live in the neighborhoods where they practice their professions,|
|Karen||Flower||San Jose||How can we NOT support our teachers?! They support our children 5 days/week.|
|Mary||McPeek||St Lucy School||Campbell|
|Pam||Foley||San Jose Unified||San Jose|
|Christine||Goodfellow||Santa Clara Unified||Santa Clara|
|Carol||Valentine||San Jose Unified School District||San Jose|
|ELIZABETH||FIGUEROA||FRANKLIN MCKINLEY||SAN JOSE||Some of my best friends are teachers who are planning to move because of the price of housing. I want them to stay. Good teacher. "Go the extra mile" teachers. Patient teachers. They shouldn't be pushed out by greed.|
|Ian||Wallace||Campbell||I was a local Firefighter for over 300 years. I think encouraging Public Employees including teachers to live in the community they work in, increases what we get for our tax dollars, significantly.|
|Catherine||Sharer de Gocobachi||Notre Dame High School||Sunnyvale||Both my husband and I are in necessary professions that are not highly compensated. I am teacher and he is a handyman. I approach every May in fear that my landlords will not decide to renew our lease. There is no safety net for us in housing and I wou|
|Darla||arndt||Willow Glen HIgh||San Jose|
|Peter||Kim||Cupertino Union||Cupertino||I am a teacher who is currently engaged to another teacher and we are fearful that we are being priced out and can't live in this area anymore. It really makes me sad that I've lived in this area my whole life and I won't be able to buy a home here let al|
|Penny||Pollock||Alum Rock Elem School Distritc; James Lick High School||San Jose||We need to encourage teacher to stay in teaching and assist them to live where they work.|
|Maryann||Gustafson||Los Gatos||Let's make Santa Clara County affordable again for all our residents. Thanks so much for the team who has started this effort.|
|Emily||Ray||East Side Union High School District||San Jose|