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San Jose Housing Ready Communities Action Network Workshop
May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Are you #HousingReady?
Join Destination: Home to learn about building Housing Ready Communities and joining our Action Network to build support for new affordable and supportive housing to end and prevent homelessness in Santa Clara County.
Food and drink provided. Registration required. Capacity limited.
This introductory workshop is open to the public and will be repeated on two dates (see below). If you are already an Action Network participant, you might want to skip it (this event is for newcomers*), but please tell your friends!
An Affordable Housing Week Event
We are making progress!
Since Santa Clara County residents voted for the Affordable Housing Bond (Measure A) in November 2016, the County of Santa Clara has funded 19 new housing developments in six cities. Thanks to this funding and more from our cities, the Santa Clara County Housing Authority and the private sector, these developments will bring more than 1,400 new apartment homes for those in our community who need them most.
Time for action!
In the coming months, the County Board of Supervisors and many city councils will consider additional housing for approval and funding. At this Action Network Workshop, we will review proposed housing developments, discuss our collective outreach strategy, and talk about concrete ways you can take action as part of our Action Network to make certain your own community is “housing ready”.
For those who want to do more, we will also go over how to join the neighborhood ambassador training program.
Action Network workshop agenda
6:00pm – Introduction and greeting
6:20pm – Housing Ready Communities introductory presentation
6:50pm – Q & A
7:20pm – Tools and resources
7:30pm – Theory of change and actor mapping
7:40pm – What is a neighborhood ambassador?
7:50pm – Next steps: Sign up sheets and workshop evaluations
Prerequisites and Materials: All are invited! No previous involvement, experience or knowledge is required. The focus will be on countywide development and not limited to specific cities or districts.
Two workshop dates available
Pick one; same workshop on each date:
*Note: These workshops will be repetition if you have already participated in a Housing Ready Communities workshop. If you want to learn and do more, contact us and ask about joining the neighborhood ambassador training program.
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.
For more information about the Housing Ready Communities initiative, including an events calendar of learning and action opportunities, an interactive housing map, tools and other resources, visit housingready.org
Housing Ready Communities is a Destination: Home initiative implemented in partnership with the County of Santa Clara Office of Supportive Housing, the City of San Jose Housing Department, the Santa Clara County Housing Authority, Silicon Valley at Home, community organizations and neighbors throughout the county. Housing Ready Communities is generously supported by Symantec.
Image Credit: Donner Lofts, a MidPen Housing affordable housing development.
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.