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Neighborhood Ambassador Organizing Workshop
September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Are you a Neighborhood Ambassador?
Want to take your #HousingReady work to the next level? Want to do more to ensure we can build new lowest-income affordable and supportive housing throughout our community? Want learn new advocacy techniques, take individual initiative and do more?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you will want to be a part of our new Housing Ready Communities Neighborhood Ambassador program.
Eventbrite registration required. Capacity limited. Food provided. Register at ambassador.housingready.org
LOCATION: The organizing workshop (part meeting, part training) will take place near downtown San Jose. The specific location will be shared with those who have registered closer to the workshop date.
PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENT: As a requirement for attending this Neighborhood Ambassador Organizing Workshop, please attend one of our introductory Housing Ready Communities Action Network presentations and discussions, or watch the complete presentation and discussion video online — There will be a quiz!
ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD AMBASSADOR PROGRAM: To increase impact and grow the Housing Ready Communities Action Network, we are working to identify, train and support neighborhood volunteers and activists interested in doing more to address our community’s housing and homelessness crises.
The Neighborhood Ambassador program will provide opportunities (typically in the form of a regularly scheduled “organizing meetings” where Ambassadors will increase advocacy capacity, plan action and learning opportunities for their neighbors, and design individual and small-group action plans to drive policy change, increase awareness of Housing Ready Communities and support new affordable and supportive housing.
ABOUT HOUSING READY COMMUNITIES: The Housing Ready Communities initiative brings together neighbors, community groups, nonprofits, government and housing developers to take action and support approval of new supportive housing and extremely low income affordable housing in Santa Clara County.
What is a “housing ready” community? Housing Ready Communities are aware of our homelessness crisis, understand that supportive housing is a proven solution to end homelessness, and take action to support new housing development.
Housing Ready Communities organize, show up and speak out to dispel myths about homelessness and talk with neighbors about the urgent need for affordable and supportive housing.
MORE INFORMATION: Visit the website for more information and tools, including an interactive supportive housing map, a calendar of action and learning opportunities, the Housing Ready Communities presentation and flyer, and links to our Facebook group and the County of Santa Clara Housing Ready Community’s Toolkit.
Although meetings of specific importance will be added individually to the calendar, these monthly meetings may be of interest on an ongoing basis:
Housing, Land Use, Environment, and Transportation (HLUET) Committee – Typically meets at 10am on the third Thursday each month. As a regular agenda item, the County Office of Supportive Housing presents its monthly system data report at these meetings. For details, select HLUET Committee in the drop-down menu in the left sidebar on the County of Santa Clara website.
Housing and Community Development Commission – Typically meets at 5:45pm on the second Thursday of each month. For details, see the Commission calendar on the City of San Jose website.