Small Homes, Big Impact

Building homes that more of our neighbors can afford is essential to all who live and work in our communities

The greater Bay Area is growing, but there simply aren’t enough homes for everyone. When homeowners add rental homes on their properties, we add viable housing options for people seeking to remain in our communities. This is where homeowners who feel powerless to take action against their friends, relatives and neighbors being pushed out can take action to help.

We believe Bay Area homeowners can help solve the housing crisis by building homes to rent in their own backyards. Small Homes, Big Impact offers educational workshops and financial assistance to homeowners seeking to build an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) which are also known as ‘granny flats’ or ‘in-law units’

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Notifications to Clients About No In-Person Meetings

Out of an abundance of caution, Housing Trust Silicon Valley will not be taking in-person meetings at this time. Following guidance by the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department, we are doing our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by minimizing close contact with people. We will be available to communicate with you via phone and email… read more here

Financing your ADU

Housing Trust’s ADU lending program – expected to be a construction bridge loan – is currently under development. We hope to roll out these products in early 2020.


Program Partners

  • J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Wells Fargo
  • AARP
  • Sares Regis Foundation
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation

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Contact Information

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Equal Housing Opportunity