Dear friends and neighbors,
More than forty years ago, a group of local Valley citizens— Barbara Prather, Joe Walsh, Edie Robinson and others— wanted to assure that seniors could continue to live here, in their communities and near their families. And so they began to devote their attention, time and energy to the sustainability of our community. SGVAHA has continued their vision and legacy into 2020 through our dedication to the preservation of affordable homes for Valley families and people of all ages, incomes and backgrounds.
We are part of a movement. The issue of affordable housing is deeply connected to other movements for justice and equality, which we see playing out today. The Black Lives Matter movement has shone a spotlight on the systemic racial disparities present in every aspect of our society— from health and education outcomes to homeownership. Affordable housing is a racial justice issue. It is also an economic justice issue. As we bear witness to the protests and actions taking place across the globe, we renew our pledge: to strive for a Valley community where anyone— regardless of race or income— has the opportunity to live and thrive.
We kicked off 2020 with enthusiastic momentum from last year’s significant achievements. More recently, we have been deeply engaged in helping to address the immediate needs of local residents whose lives are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic that began this Spring.
We are honored to present our 2019 Annual Report, a review of our work last year and the ways that we are responding to the serious housing challenges in our community. The Report also features personal stories from people who have been helped by our services. To read the Report, click here.
The financial and moral support of individuals and businesses is essential to the sustainability of our organization and our community. We cannot do it without your help! Click here and make your contribution today!
A generous contribution to SGVAHA this summer will help to assure that we can continue to preserve and create permanently affordable, community housing in our Valley with our creativity, ingenuity and vision. We offer our heartfelt thanks as we ask for your continued help by making a gift to SGVAHA at this time. Please consider a generous one-time gift or a monthly offering at whatever level you can afford.
With deep gratitude, we thank you for your continued support and allyship.
SGVAHA Board Chair