Homes that people can afford—pretty simple right? Affordable housing is housing rented or sold at a lower than market rate. We work through federal, state, and local programs to make sure that affluent communities in Silicon Valley don’t miss out on the true richness of people because of the high cost of housing. We believe governments, non-profits, and advocates must work together to keep our communities affordable!
We agree—it is! But we’re specifically talking about the people whose income level makes them eligible to live in these properties. They’re people we meet everyday who live and work in our community. From caregivers to servers, they’re families whose children will be the next generation of Bay Area talent. They’re neighbors who may fall on a wide spectrum of income, but one thing is clear: they deserve to thrive in their own communities.
We all want to help one another—but sometimes the “not in my backyard” mentality gets the best of us. The good news is, welcoming people has huge benefits: more people get the chance to succeed; our children grow up learning to get along with all types of people, and we get to know the people around us are safe, secure, and happy.