Housing Trust Silicon Valley Presents 2014 Investor Briefing With Congressman Mike Honda on April 23

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SAN JOSE, Calif., April 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Over the past 13 years, Housing Trust Silicon Valley (HTSV) has been fighting for more affordable housing options for the residents of Santa Clara County. On April 23, HTSV will be presenting its 2014 Investor Briefing to provide an update to the community about the impact of its affordable housing efforts, and the current state of affordable housing.

The annual luncheon event will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center from 10:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m., and will feature a keynote address by Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17). Congressman Honda has worked extensively in support of homelessness assistance and the creation of livable communities for working families, and will address current legislation, and how it pertains to the Valley. The event is open to the public, and attendees include housing professionals, Housing Trust supporters and partners, elected officials and the public at large.

The Investor Briefing Master of Ceremonies will once again be Carl Guardino, President and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, one of the original founders and former board members of the Housing Trust.

"We feel that it is critical to speak directly to the Silicon Valley community each year about the state of affordable housing and what we are doing at the Housing Trust to have an impact on this," said HTSV CEO Kevin Zwick. "The lack of affordable housing is directly impacting businesses who are seeking to bring in new talent, and is also affecting our community's ability to retain its diversity. We are continuing to seek partners to join us in promoting new affordable housing programs and legislation that will protect opportunities for current and future residents of Silicon Valley."

For more information and to buy tickets today, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/housing-trust-silicon-valley-2014-investor-briefing-tickets-7760635269

The Investor Briefing is sponsored by: Silicon Valley Bank, Wells Fargo, US Bank, Bank of America, Symantec, Grosvenor, Synopsys, Union Bank, Berger Lewis, Boston Private Bank Trust Company, Cisco Foundation, The Core Companies, CTBC Bank, Cupertino Electric Inc., Gibson Dunn, Focus Business Bank, Heritage Bank of Commerce, Lehigh Hanson, McPharlin, Sprinkles & Thomas LLP, Related California, Summerhill Homes, Technology Credit Union, Charities Housing, Eden Housing, Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County, MidPen Housing, Santa Clara County Association of Realtors, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Neighborhood Housing Services Silicon Valley, Palo Alto Housing Corp., City of San Jose Housing Department, and Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

About Housing Trust Silicon Valley

Housing Trust Silicon Valley (HTSV) is among the largest housing trusts in the nation financing housing and assisting first-time homebuyers. As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), HTSV is nationally recognized for providing the resources and leadership needed to make housing more affordable for those who want to live in Silicon Valley. Since 2001, HTSV has invested more than $75 million and leveraged more than $1.88 billion to create more than 9,953 housing opportunities. Of those served, 83% had household incomes below 80% of the Area Medium Income (AMI).

CONTACT: For further information: Jill Kipnis, AMF Media Group 925-790-2635, jill@amfmediagroup.com

Source: Housing Trust Silicon Valley