“Housing Crisis” seems to be the daily headline of Silicon Valley’s news outlets. The issue is bigger than housing affordability, as the crisis is one that threatens the foundation of our community and impacts all citizens of our great valley, regardless of demographic or socioeconomic status. There is no silver bullet, but the elements that solutions will need to encompass include; affordability and quality, accessibility and vibrancy, and connectivity and mobility.
But, Del Mar is just one of many public lands throughout Santa Clara County that could be used to create housing for the “missing middle” and more.
The forum at Del Mar will be a multi-panel discussion with various subject matter experts on what has worked and not worked in other locales, potential partners, financing options and what would be required for a public agency or board to create housing opportunities on land under their stewardship.
- 6:00 – 6:30 – Networking/Refreshments
- 6:30 – 6:40 – Introduction/Opening Comments
- 6:40 – 7:10 – Overview of the need for Teacher & Staff housing
- 7:10 – 7:40 – Partnering in Community – Partners, Partners, Partners – Building Something Special
- 7:40 – 8:10 – It’s Been Done Before – What Works, What Doesn’t
- 8:10 – 8:30 – Q&A/Closing Comments/Next Steps
- 8:30 – 9:00 – Networking
- Ron Beit, founding partner and CEO of RBH Group, LLC, president of RBH Management
- Michael Brilliot, Division Manager, City of San Jose
- Fred Buzo, Associate State Director, AARP California
- Sarah Chaffin, SupportTeacherHousing.org
- Dave Cortese, Santa Clara County Supervisor – District 3
- Devora Davis, City of San Jose Councilmember, District 6
- C.J. Gabbe (moderator), Asst. Professor/Urban Planner, Santa Clara University
- Niki Lowy, Head of Engagement, Landed
- Deborah L. McKoy, Executive Director and Founder of the UC Berkeley Center for Cities and Schools
- Vianey Nava, Accessory Dwelling Unit Program Manager, Housing Trust, Silicon Valley
- Aboubacar Ndiaye, Research & Policy Associate, Working Partnerships USA
- Bob Wieckowski, California Senator, District 10 (via video)
- Daphna Woolfe, Teacher/Community Leader