#AHW2017: Bay Area Events, Grand Openings, Panels, and more!

#AHW2017: Bay Area Events, Grand Openings, Panels, and more!

Bay Area communities have demonstrated strong support for action on affordable housing. It’s time to build on this momentum and call on our local and state leaders to drive continued progress by funding and implementing affordable housing solutions. 


Affordable Housing Week 2017 is the perfect opportunity to learn more, get involved, and invite your friends and family 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!


View our Top Picks for #AHW2017 below, or choose your County to learn more about the event offerings in your area.

Affordable housing and supportive services transformed Fatima’s life. (Mission Housing Development Corporation)

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


NPH Top Picks for #AHW2017

>> May 4, 2017: NPH Annual Leadership Awards. (5pm, San Francisco.) Kick off Affordable Housing Week with NPH at the 21st Annual Affordable Housing Leadership Award Gala. With live musical entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and our signature cocktail, join with hundreds of affordable housing supporters to honor this year’s awardees: The San Francisco Foundation, affordable housing resident services teams, and Paul Sussman! Click here for more information and tickets.


>> May 5, 2017: CHPC Data Release. The latest release of the California Housing Partnership’s Housing Assessment Needs data provides the current snapshot of affordable housing in Bay Area Counties and allows advocates, policymakers, and supporters to monitor trends in our region’s affordable housing needs. Learn more here.


>> May 5, 2017: Housing Leadership Council Policy Breakfast. (7:30am, Burlingame.) HLC’s annual policy briefing will include an update on important affordable housing state legislation and local work on public land in San Mateo County, designed to investigate how we can make the most of public land and work together to create homes for all. Featuring California State Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Kevin Mullin and Eden Housing President, Linda Mandolini. Click here for more information and tickets.


>> May 7, 2017: Gateway to Millbrae BART Station Tour. (11am, Millbrae.) What is now a BART transit station parking lot will one day be home to a dynamic, transit-oriented development featuring 400 homes, including 80 below-market-rate homes, as well as office, retail, public gathering spaces, with upgrades to multimodal connections. Join Republic Urban Properties for an overview of what’s to come with this public-private partnership. Free.


>> May 11, 2017: EBHO Kick-Off Celebration. (6pm, Oakland.) Join EBHO as Alameda County Affordable Housing Week kicks off, with an evening of unbeatable fun, delicious food, festive music, and a celebration of our collective work for affordable homes! Click here for more information and tickets.


>> May 12, 2017: SV@Home Policy Breakfast. (8:30am, Mountain View.) There has long been a variety of opinions about how best to respond to the housing crisis. Join SV@Home for a Policy Breakfast, featuring panelists California State Senator Scott Wiener, 11th District; California State Assemblymember Ash Kalra, 27th District; Carolyn Coleman, Executive Director of the League of CA Cities; Paul Nieto, Executive Vice President of Signature Development Group and 2016-2017 Chairman of BIA Bay Area; and Emmett Carson, CEO and President of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (Moderator) as they pursue an answer to the question: Can we agree on how to respond to our housing crisisClick here for more information and tickets.


>> May 12, 2017: MidPen Housing’s Alma Point Grand Opening Celebration. (10am, Foster City.) MidPen Housing’s Alma Point at Foster Square is part of the first phase of development of the master-planned Foster Square, a new “Town Center” for seniors that will feature homes and apartments, public parks, a central plaza and 32,000 square feet of shopping and restaurants along 15 acres, in the heart of Foster City. Celebrate the Grand Opening for Alma Point at Foster Square, providing 66 beautiful, affordable rental apartment homes for seniors on fixed incomes. 790 Alma Lane, Foster City. For more information and to RSVP: bfraker@midpen-housing.orgFree. 


>> May 15, 2017: East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation Prosperity Place Grand Opening Celebration. (12pm, Oakland.) EBALDC and the Oakland Housing Authority are excited to present Prosperity Place, a new building in Oakland’s Chinatown neighborhood providing 71 affordable apartment homes. 188 11th Street, Oakland. For more information and to RSVP: ebusch@ebaldc.orgFree.


>> May 16, 2017: Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Proclamation. (8:30am, Santa Rosa.) Attend this BOS meeting as Sonoma County Supervisors consider a resolution of support for Affordable Housing Week. Click here for more information.

>> May 16, 2017: Las Palmas Grand Re-Opening Celebration. (2pm, San Leandro.) Join Eden Housing and the City of San Leandro for the Grand Re-Opening of the newly rehabeed Las Palmas affordable housing community. 12370 Tropic Court, San Leandro. For more information and to RSVP: nho@edenhousing.orgFree.


>> May 17, 2017: Stargell Commons Grand Opening. (10:30am, Alameda.) Join Resources for Community Development for the Grand Opening of 32 apartments homes developed in partnership with the City of Alameda Housing Authority. Stop by for a guided tour and enjoy refreshments! 2700 Bette Street; Alameda, CA 94501. For more information and to RSVP: askjerly@rcdhousing.org. Free.


>> May 17, 2017: Marea Alta Grand Opening + Groundbreaking. (11am, San Leandro.) Join BRIDGE Housing for the Grand Opening of 115 affordable family apartments and a childcare center within a transit-rich location with BART and bus access. During the same event, celebrate the groundbreaking of the project’s second phase, adding 85 affordable senior homes! 1400 San Leandro Boulevard, San Leandro. Click here for more information and to RSVPFree.



>> May 18, 2017: Redwood Hills Townhomes Groundbreaking. (10am, Oakland.) Join Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA) for the groundbreaking on 28 family homes in the Laurel District. 4868 Calaveras Ave. Oakland. For more information and to RSVP: devine@sahahomes.orgFree.


>> May 19, 2017: The Arbor at Hesperian Open House. (3pm, San Lorenzo.) Join Mercy Housing for a tour the Arbor at Hesperian in San Lorenzo, a vibrant community of 77 new affordable homes for seniors to learn more about the thoughtful design, services and programs available on site to help seniors age in place.15888 Hesperian, San Lorenzo. For more information and to RSVP: pshallenberger@mercyhousing.orgFree.


>> May 22, 2017: Housing Advocacy at the Local, State, and Federal Levels: Sharing your Story to Persuade Elected Officials. (10am, San Jose.) Join NPH in partnership with SV@Home and the Residents United Network for this workshop. Learn to communicate through powerful narratives with messaging that not only persuades but motivates people to take action. Click here for more information and registration. Free.


>> May 22, 2017: San Francisco Housing Happy Hour (5pm, San Francisco.) Join CCHO, Fogtown Blog, YAH! and affordable housing supporters for a Housing Happy Hour. This is an opportunity for folks interested in learning more about the affordable housing movement and activism to connect with organizers, activists, and supporters and start getting plugged in. Dada Bar, 65 Post Street, San Francisco. Free.


County Calendars


Featured Event:

EBHO Affordable Housing Week Kick-Off. May 11, 6pm. Click here for more information and tickets.

Click here to check out all of the #AHW2017 event offerings in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties


Featured Event:

San Francisco Housers Happy Hour May 22, 5pm. Click here for more information.

Click here to check out all of the #AHW2017 event offerings in San Francisco County


Featured Event:

HLC Policy Breakfast. May 5, 7:30am. Click here for more information and to get tickets.

Click here to check out all of the #AHW2017 event offerings in San Mateo County



Featured Event:

SV@Home Policy Breakfast. May 12, 8:30am. Click here for more information and to get tickets.

Click here to check out all of the #AHW2017 event offerings in Santa Clara County

Alina Harway