October 7, 2019: On the House

Join us from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at District SJ (65 N. San Pedro Street, San Jose, CA) on October 7th to enjoy food and drinks and spend an evening networking with your friends and colleagues – all while celebrating a year of creating affordable housing opportunities in the greater Bay Area. Click here to get your tickets!

Thank you to Our Generous Sponsors 



May 3 – 17th , 2019: Affordable Housing Week


Silicon Valley at Home is preparing for Affordable Housing Week in Santa Clara County – this time with 15 days of events.  Click here for the full calendar of Affordable Housing Housing week events.

Housing Trust  is proud to host and co-sponsor a number of events, including:

Small Homes, Big Impact: ADU Micro Unit Viewing and Resource Fair (Saturday, May 4, 9:00am – 12:00noon)

Small Homes, Big Impact: South County ADU Workshop (Saturday, May 4, 11:00am – 4:00pm)

Making “Cents” of Tax Credits (Tuesday, May 7th, 10:00am)

Let’s Empower Home Ownership! Homebuyer Assistance Fair (Saturday, May 11th, 10:00am – 2:00pm)

RIDESJ – Wheelie Home Bike Ride  (Saturday, May 11th, 1:00pm)

Affordable Housing Finance 101 (Thursday, May 16th, 11:30am)

Small Homes, Big Impact: ADUs – Not Just for Granny Anymore (Friday, May 17th, 10:00am)


March 29, 2019: Investor Briefing 2019

On Friday, March 29, 2019 Housing Trust will hold its annual luncheon and networking event at the Santa Clara Convention Center (5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA) from 10:30am to 1:00pm. It’s a chance for friends of Housing Trust and the business community to hear about policy and impact updates around affordable housing in the greater Bay Area. Join us for a keynote address, updates on Housing Trust’s progress, recognition of the year’s housing champions, and more! To register click here and if you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities for Investor Briefing 2019, contact Julie Quinn at


September 29, 2018: ADU Workshop for Homeowners

Housing Trust’s ADU Program (Small Homes, Big Impact) is hosting an educational event for homeowners in San Jose from 8:00am – 4:00pm at SCCOAR offices in San Jose – which includes a viewing/tour of a prefabricated ADU. For more details and to register click here. 

September 29, 2018: Prefab ADU Showcase

If you’re curious about prefabricated ADUs but can’t attend the 8:00am – 4:00pm workshop at SCCAOR, you can still tour the featured prefab ADU between 10:00am – 1:00pm.  For more information and to register click here.

September 24, 2018: On the House

Join us from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at SP2 Communal Bar and Restaurant (72 Almaden Avenue, San Jose, CA) on September 24th to enjoy food and drinks and spend an evening networking with your friends and colleagues – all while celebrating a year of creating affordable housing opportunities in Silicon Valley! To register click here.

July 12 & 13, 2018: Tour an ADU in Menlo Park

Housing Trust’s ADU Program (Small Homes, Big Impact) is hosting an ADU tour on both Thursday, July 12 and Friday, July 13th at 11:00am in Menlo Park. To register (be sure to select the date you want to attend) click here.

June 29, 2018 ADU Conference for Public Officials

Housing Trust’s Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) program manager Vianey Nava is holding a conference for public officials (city council members, planning commissioners, planning and housing and other key staff relating to ADUs) of cities located in Santa Clara County. Topics at the conference – which is from 8:00am – 1:00pm –  will including zoning ordinance best practices, tools for homeowners, and financial assistance. Breakfast will be provided. For more information and to register click here

June 28, 2018: Small House, Big Impact: ADU Workshop

Kol Peterson – Portland-based ADU expert and author of Backdoor Revolution – will be leading a workshop held at the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® on June 28th from 1:00pm – 6:00pm. For more details and to register click here.  

May 29, 2018: Teachers’ Village & More Forum

Our #ADU program manager Vianey Nava is a confirmed speaker at the “Teachers Village and More” forum to talk multiple housing solutions. This forum is being held by Winchester NAC at Del Mar High School/1224 Del Mar Ave. on Tuesday, May 29th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Other speakers include State Senator Bob Wieckowski, Ron Belt from RBH Group, Michael Brilliot from City of San Jose – City Gov’t, Fred Buzo from AARP California and more. Click here to register.

May 23, 2018: Small House, Big Impact’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Pilot Program

Housing Trust will present Small House, Big Impact’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Pilot Program at the District 5 United Meeting on Wednesday, May 23rd 2018 from 6:30 – 8:00pm at the Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Library (3090 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose) for more information please click here.

* May 11 – 18, 2018: 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 11, 2018 – 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.

Homebuyer Assistance Fair

Saturday, May 12, 2018 – 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.

Affordable Housing Finance 101

Wednesday, May 16 2019, 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!

Click here to see Jim Mather’s “Intro to Affordable Housing Finance” slides 

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!