Affordable Housing Month 2018: Bay Area Events, Grand Openings, Panels, and more!

Affordable Housing Month 2018: Bay Area Events, Grand Openings, Panels, and more!

It’s time to build our momentum and call on voters, state and local leaders, and policymakers in Washington to fund and implement affordable housing solutions. It’s #AffordableHousingMonth2018!

Affordable Housing Month 2018 is the perfect opportunity to learn about, get involved, and invite your community to join the affordable housing movement. These events provide opportunities to understand our current housing challenges and identify opportunities for solutions. Join together with affordable housing supporters and advocates to make progress for Bay Area Affordable Housing!

 

Learn more about the event offerings in your area through the county calendars below and view our Top Picks for Affordable Housing Month further down the page.

Hear from a longtime resident of Holly Courts about how the rehab of 118 units of public housing impacted those who call it home (Mayor’s Office of San Francisco)

Meet Karen and her family, who have benefited from the stability and affordability provided by Belvedere Place. (BRIDGE Housing.)

County Calendars

ALAMEDA and CONTRA COSTA COUNTIES

Featured Event:

EBHO Affordable Housing Week Kick-Off. May 10, 6pm. Click here for more information and tickets.

Click here to check out all of the Affordable Housing Month 2018 event offerings in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY

Featured Event:

CCHO 40th Anniversary Party May 4, 5:30p.m. Click here for more information.

Click here to check out all of the Affordable Housing Month 2018 event offerings in San Francisco County

SAN MATEO COUNTY

Featured Event:

HLC Policy Breakfast. May 18, 7:30 a.m. Click here for more information and to get tickets.

Click here to check out all of the Affordable Housing Month 2018 event offerings in San Mateo County

 

SANTA CLARA COUNTY

Featured Event:

SV@Home Policy Luncheon. May 18, 11:00am. Click here for more information and to get tickets.

Click here to check out all of the Affordable Housing Month 2018 event offerings in Santa Clara County

 

NPH Top Picks for #AffordableHousingMonth2018

 

>> Tuesday, May 22, 2018: Sweeney Lane Affordable Apartments Tour. (10:00 a.m. Sweeney Lane Apartments, 6800 Mission, Daly City) Join MidPen Housing for a tour of Sweeney Lane, a transit-oriented multi-family affordable housing development! This event targets community members, affordable housing advocates, local officials, and anyone interested in seeing what a modern affordable housing development looks like. This is a free event. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP required: sip@midpen-housing.org or (650) 356-2937. Host: MidPen Housing Corporation.

>> Wednesday, May 23, 2018: Waverly Place Supportive Housing Grand Opening. (10:00 a.m., 105 5th Ave, Redwood City). Celebrate the opening of a new 16-unit permanent supported housing development in the unincorporated area of Redwood City. This event will show funders, elected officials, interested community members and our neighbors a beautiful addition to the neighborhood that provides critical resources for some of the most vulnerable individuals in our community. Host: Mental Health Association of San Mateo County.

>> Thursday, May 24, 2018:  Community Forum on Housing our Nonprofit Workforce (12:00 p.m., Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City.) Join Thrive for a community forum and luncheon on the topic of housing the nonprofit workforce and the impacts of the current housing climate on the nonprofit sector. There will be a panel of speakers as well as opportunities for networking. Lunch will be provided. Host: Thrive, Alliance of Nonprofits in San Mateo County. Visit the event site to register

>> Friday, May 25, 2018: Local and State: A Path Forward for More Subsidized Housing (8:00 a.m., Silicon Valley Community Foundation, 1300 S El Camino Real, San Mateo) Given the severity of the housing shortage, the State is increasingly taking a larger role in land use decisions. How will the new state land use laws impact communities, and how are local decision-makers responding? What role can regional nonprofits play with implementation and supporting cities? Using local examples, join us for this lively discussion and learn more about the arguments for the authority over housing decisions to address the region’s housing crisis. Click here to register. Hosts: San Francisco Housing Action Coalition and Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County.

>> Monday, June 4, 2018: Sparking Connections: Get up, Stand up! (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Port Rooftop, 344 20th Street, Oakland, CA) Join Resources for Community Development on June 4 to stand up for affordable housing and the right to a home! Their 34th anniversary event, SPARKING CONNECTIONS: GET UP, STAND UP! will help to provide affordable homes, services, community and opportunities that transform lives for hardworking families and people with special needs and build stronger places, stronger lives! Register and learn more here.

Alina Harway