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Housing Ready Communities Ambassador Workshop (Met North)

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2122 Monterey Road

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San Jose, CA 95112

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Join Destination: Home to learn about: 1) building Housing Ready Communities, 2) using your own housing story as an advocacy tool, 3) writing letters of support, and 4) becoming a neighborhood ambassador by hosting meetings to build support for new affordable and supportive housing to end homelessness.

Food and drink provided. Registration required. Capacity limited.

The workshop will be repeated on two dates (see below). Action Network members and interested neighbors from across the county are encouraged to attend. We will discuss proposed new housing in San Jose Districts 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and throughout Santa Clara County.

We are making progress!

Since Santa Clara County residents voted for the Affordable Housing Bond (Measure A) in November 2016, the County of Santa Clara has funded 19 new housing developments in six cities. Thanks to this funding and more from our cities, the Santa Clara County Housing Authority and the private sector, these developments will bring more than 1,400 new apartment homes for those in our community who need them most.

Time for action!

In the coming months, the County Board of Supervisors and many city councils will consider additional housing for approval and funding. At this Ambassador Workshop, we will review proposed housing developments, discuss our collective outreach strategy, and provide an opportunity for you to become a neighborhood ambassador and make certain your own community is "housing ready".

Ambassador Workshop agenda

3:00pm - What is a “housing ready” community?
3:20pm - Tools and resources*
3:40pm - Theory of change and actor mapping
4:10pm - What is a neighborhood ambassador?
4:20pm - Next steps: Individual action plans
4:45pm - Q&A

*Including housingready.org, scctoolkit.org, your housing story, writing support letters and speaking at public meetings

Prerequisites and Materials: All are invited! No previous involvement, experience or knowledge is required. The focus will be on countywide development and not limited to specific cities or districts (but with a focus on taking action in your own neighborhood).

While it is not required, please bring a laptop computer if you have one. Food, drink, pens and paper will be provided.

Two workshop dates available

Pick one; same workshop on each date:

Thursday, February 21, 6-8pm
Recovery Cafe, 80 South 5th Street, San Jose
Please register at this link

Sunday, February 24, 3-5pm
Met North, 2122 Monterey Rd. San Jose, CA 95112
Please register on this page

Housing Ready Communities

For more information about the Housing Ready Communities initiative, including an events calendar of learning and action opportunities, an interactive housing map, tools and other resources, visit housingready.org

Image Credit: Rendering of Blossom Hill Senior Apartments, a proposed Charities Housing affordable and supportive housing development.

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