* May 11 – 18: Affordable Housing Week

Housing Trust staff will be leading three panels and information sessions during Affordable Housing Week in Santa Clara County. Space is limited for each so please register early!

Small Homes, Big Impact

Friday, May 11th 9:00am – 11:00am @ SCCOAR * 1651 N. 1st St. San Jose

Moderator:         Teresa Alvarado, Director, SPUR

Panelists:             Bob Wieckowski, California State Senator

Pilar Lorenzana, Deputy Director, SV@Home

Vianey Nava, ADU Program Manager, Housing Trust Silicon Valley

Did you know homeowners hold the keys to one of the most innovative tools to help alleviate the housing crisis? Thanks to changes in state law, cities are rapidly moving to adopt local ordinances to make it easier for owners of single family lots to build an accessory dwelling unit (ADU). By developing ADUs, homeowners in the greater Bay Area have the potential to introduce thousands of new units into the market that can help bring sustainable living options for our neighbors, alleviate traffic caused by long commutes, and create potential rental income. Space is limited and registration required. Click here to register for Small Homes, Big Impact

Homebuyer Assistance Fair

Saturday, May 12th 10:00am – 2:00pm @ Sobrato Center * 600 Valley Way, Milpitas

Doors open at 9:30am – Presentations from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Meet and talk with Housing Trust & Project Sentinel staff, credit counselors, realtors and lenders for pre-qualification and questions 1:00pm – 2:00pm.

First Time Homebuyers will have an opportunity to speak to Housing Trust staff and preferred loan officers about down payment assistance and closing cost programs! You can also:
* Learn about available down payment assistance programs including the Homebuyer Empowerment Loan Program (HELP).
* Receive helpful tips about the pre-approval and application process.
* Meet with preferred loan officers about qualifying for a first mortgage loan.
* Hear about sources of closing cost assistance grants and programs.
* Find out about affordable housing options available in Santa Clara County.
* Understand the steps of home buying when working with a realtor.

Space is limited and registration required. Click here to register for the Homebuyer Assistance Fair

Affordable Housing Finance 101

Wednesday, May 16th 12:00pm – 1:00pm @ LinkedIn * 1000 W. Maude Ave. Sunnyvale (lunch included)

Presenter: Jim Mather, Chief Lending Officer, Housing Trust Silicon Valley

The lack of affordable housing is the top issue facing our region. There is more private funding, more policy and more political will behind housing than ever before – but how does this translate to actual homes? How does affordable financing work? What is the difference between Measure A, TECH Fund, and the Catalyst Fund? At this event, you’ll learn about the basics of affordable housing finance – how homes go from pre-acquisition to move-in day. This is your opportunity to get an inside look at how Housing Trust Silicon Valley, public entities, private lenders and equity investors are working to create more affordable housing in our communities with a particular emphasis on multifamily rental development. Join Jim Mather, Chief Lending Officer of Housing Trust Silicon Valley and 30 year veteran of the affordable housing and finance landscape for lunch and an informative session! Space is limited and registration required. Click here to register for Affordable Housing Finance 101

Click here for SV@Home’s full calendar of events for Affordable Housing Week 2018

* March 23, 2018: Investor Briefing

Investor Briefing is Housing Trust Silicon Valley’s annual luncheon event which brings together about 500 attendees from across the housing and real estate industry, local and state government officials and the business community to reflect on recent accomplishments and challenges in the affordable housing landscape. It is also a place to make new plans for impact and network with old and new friends.

Our 2018 Investor Briefing took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center on March 23, 2018 from 10:30am to 1:00pm. The event was covered by The Mercury News and the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

If you have any questions about sponsorships or registration for our 2019 Investor Briefing, contact Julie Quinn at today!