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VentureBeat: In Silicon Valley, 59% of tech workers can’t afford homes

In Silicon Valley, home prices are out of control and are unaffordable even for tech workers, according to a survey by Team Blind, which operates an anonymous online community for workplaces. The survey found that 59 percent of tech workers — including many at 13 major tech companies — said they cannot afford to buy a house in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Everybody knows that Silicon Valley is an expensive place to live, but the survey shows that even those who logically ought to be able to afford a home cannot do so. The California Association of Realtors reported a house in San Francisco now runs over $1.5 million on average and that only 12 percent of San Francisco households were able to afford a median-priced single family home at the end of 2017.

Read Dean Takahashi's full article here.

Spring Newsletter

Spring Newsletter

After becoming homeless with her husband and two daughters in 2014, Stephanny found support at the Boccardo Family Living Center (BFLC). Living with family members and in crowded rooms was especially difficult for the young girls.  At the BFLC, her daughter learned to crawl and the family received financial education.

SJ Flood Shelter Updates

SJ Flood Shelter Updates

Effective April 10, 2017 the Seven Trees Community Center shelter for displaced flood victims was closed. We are fortunate to have a strong partner in the City of San José, particularly the Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services, and Housing Department, to ensure high quality services. We've also been in daily contact with Mayor Sam Liccardo's office.

2016 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

Please take time to read and download HomeFirst’s Annual Report for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Inside you will find a message from our CEO, an overview of programs and services, a financial summary, and our annual honor roll of donors of $1,000+. We are sincerely grateful for every gift received. You allow us to continue our work to end homelessness.