Becoming a Housing Ready Communities Neighborhood Ambassador

Register today for one of two workshops: February 21 at Recovery Cafe, or February 24 at the Met North affordable housing development.

Join Destination: Home to learn about: 1) building Housing Ready Communities, 2) using your own housing story as an advocacy tool, 3) writing letters of support, and 4) becoming a neighborhood ambassador by hosting meetings to build support for new affordable and supportive housing to end homelessness.

Action Network members and interested neighbors from across the county are encouraged to attend. The workshop will be repeated on two dates. Food and drink will be provided. Registration is required. Capacity is limited. Join us! Sign up today!

Register for Thursday, February 21 at 6pm
Register for Sunday, February 24 at 3pm

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 Ambassador Workshop, we will review proposed housing developments, discuss our collective outreach strategy, and provide an opportunity for you to become a neighborhood ambassador and make certain your own community is “housing ready”.

Workshop agenda

  • What makes a “housing ready” community?
  • Tools and resources
  • Theory of change and actor mapping
  • How to be a neighborhood ambassador
  • Next steps: Individual action plans

Two workshop dates

Pick one; same workshop on each date:

Thursday, February 21, 6-8pm
Recovery Cafe, 80 South 5th Street, San Jose
Register today!

Sunday, February 24, 3-5pm
Met North, 2122 Monterey Rd. San Jose, CA 95112
Register today!

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 (but with a focus on taking action in your own neighborhood).

While it is not required, please bring a laptop computer if you have one. Food, drink, pens and paper will be provided.

Image Credit: Rendering of Blossom Hill Senior Apartments, a proposed Charities Housing affordable and supportive housing development.

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