Affordable Housing Week 2019

May 3, 2019 – May 10, 2019 all-day

Information about this week of events provided by the host, the Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County (HLC). Their description of the week is as follows:

Join Us! #TheTimeisNow

We are working on a jam-packed week filled with enlightening panels, fun and informative social events, grand openings, and plenty of opportunities for networking. AHW is the time of year where we bring all of our partners in the housing sector – from direct service providers to finance institutions – together to celebrate the accomplishments of our work and recognize opportunities to mobilize and take further action.

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Schedule of Events

HEART’s Annual Networking and Fundraising Event – Thursday, May 2nd, 5:00-7:30 pm

Join HEART at their Annual Networking and Fundraising Event! This event is a great opportunity for all affordable housing leaders and stakeholders in San Mateo County to grab a drink, network, and celebrate HEART’s achievements. It is one of the most comprehensively attended events in San Mateo County, with nonprofit and for-profit housing developers, elected officials, city and County staff, and other housing advocates and supporters. The Annual Event is so popular and widely attended because it provides an enjoyable and relaxing environment where attendees can catch up with friends and colleagues, meet people making decisions about affordable housing, and create long lasting partnerships. Visit the event page for more information and to registerHost: HEART of San Mateo County. Location: Devil’s Canyon Brewery, 935 Washington St., San Carlos

Moving San Mateo County Forward: A Conversation with Senator Scott Wiener, Supervisor David Canepa, and HLC’s Evelyn Stivers – Friday, May 3rd, 12:00 – 1:15 pm

The entire Bay Area is in an affordable housing crisis, and the situation is exacerbated in San Mateo County.  Jobs and housing are deeply mismatched, with 1 home for every 19 jobs. The result has both social equity and environmental implications.  The induced traffic and sprawl contribute to 60% of the county’s greenhouse gas emissions, and low-income workers are forced to quit or lose their jobs due to long and arduous long commutes. The solution could lie within a potentially transformative State bill. The More HOMES Act would deliver more homes where people need them – near jobs and transit. Join us for an engaging conversation between the bill’s author, Senator Scott Wiener, San Mateo County’s Board of Supervisor David Canepa, and Housing Leadership Council’s Executive Director, Evelyn Stivers to discuss the opportunities and challenges in San Mateo County, and what the More HOMES Act could mean for our region. With an introduction by Todd David of the Bay Area Housing Action Coalition. Moderated by Xiomara Cisneros of the Bay Area Council. Co-sponsored by BayHAC and Brisbane Baylands. Click here for more information and to register. Hosts: HLC, BayHACBrisbane Baylands, and Bay Area Council. Location: 145 Lake Merced Blvd, Merced Room, Daly City 

Kicking Out Homelessness Kickball Tournament – Friday, May 3rd, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Housing Industry Foundation (HIF) is hosting its 3rd annual Kicking Out Homelessness Kickball Tournament and Fundraiser to help individuals and families remain in, or return to, stable housing and to support HIF’s Homeless Prevention Programs in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Local companies will join HIF on the kickball field for an afternoon of fun while raising money to help prevent homelessness in our community. For more information, team pricing and sponsorship opportunities, email Steve Sullivan with the subject line ‘HIF Kickball’ at steve@hifinfo.orgHost: Housing Industry FoundationLocation: Twin Creeks Sports Complex, Sunnyvale

High Stakes for Habitat 2019 – Friday May 3rd, 8:00 pm-12:00 am

Join the Habitat Young Professionals as they celebrate their 9th annual High Stakes for Habitat event! This year’s theme is Kentucky Derby casino. All proceeds from this annual event benefit Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco’s mission to build and sustain affordable homeownership opportunities for families in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties. Visit the event page for more information and to purchase tickets**Must be 21 or older to attend. Host: Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco. Location: San Francisco Design Center, 101 Henry Adams St, San Francisco *Transit and ADA accessible

Affordable Housing Bus Tour – Saturday, May 4th, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Silicon Valley Bank, Facebook and HLC are delighted to present the inaugural AHW bus tour of beautiful affordable homes that address top housing priorities within San Mateo County, including transit-oriented development, inclusionary housing, community displacement, child care, and housing opportunities for the developmentally disabled community, the formerly homeless, and our veterans. We’ll start at the Bay Meadows development in San Mateo, make our way to City Center Plaza in Redwood City, head over to Core Willow Veterans Housing in Menlo Park, then Serenity Senior Apartments in East Palo Alto. We will conclude the tour with a quick venture outside of our county to view 1585 Studios in Mountain View, which was developed for individuals with developmental disabilities. The tour bus will then return to San Mateo to disembark. Breakfast and lunch are included. Short discussions, Q&A, and resident engagement will take place at each stop. Please note: this event is by invitation only. If you would like to be added to the interest list, please contact Fiona at to inquire. 

Hosts: Silicon Valley Bank, Facebook, and the Housing Leadership Council. Location: Various areas within San Mateo County

Arroyo Green Groundbreaking  – Tuesday, May 7th, 11am-12:30 pm

Join community leaders and MidPen Housing to celebrate the groundbreaking of Arroyo Green, a 117-unit affordable housing development for seniors in downtown Redwood City. For more information, contact Serena Ip at sip@midpen-housing.orgHost: Midpen Housing. Location: 707-777 Bradford Street, Redwood City *Transit accessible

Trestle Apartments Wine & Cheese Social and Tour – Tuesday, May 7th, 3:00- 5:00 pm

Meet us at the rooftop lounge for wine, snacks, and socializing. After a brief program, join us for a tour of a Below Market Rate apartment home at this beautiful, transit-rich site. Host: Prometheus Real Estate Group. Location: Trestle Apartments, 333 El Camino Real, San Carlos*Transit accessible

SCoPE 2035 Workshop and Action – Wednesday, May 8, 6:30 pm

The Stanford Coalition for Planning an Equitable 2035 is a coalition of students committed to holding Stanford University accountable for its development. Join SCoPE 2035 as they host a workshop about Stanford’s effect on its surrounding communities, the process of approving the General Use Permit that would be in effect for the next twenty years, and their work with Santa Clara County in support of issues such as affordable housing and workers’ rights. Following the workshop, participants are welcomed to join a short collective action led by SCoPE 2035. Contact Hannah Williams at for more information. Host: The Stanford Coalition for Planning an Equitable 2035. Location: Stanford University, meeting room TBD *Transit accessible

HLC Policy Happy Hour and Networking Event – Friday, May 10th, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Come hang out with HLC and our partners for an Affordable Housing Week send-off happy hour to network, reflect on the week, and mobilize next steps to solve San Mateo County’s housing woes. You’ll enjoy food, drinks, and a great time, all on us, and listen to some of the work HLC has worked on and what we have planned for the future. Join us! Registration opens soon. Contact Nadine at for more information. Host: Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County. Location: Main & Elm, 150 Elm Street, Redwood City.