Accessible housing workshop at SVILC on Feb. 17th

Silicon Valley Independent Living Center hosts weekly workshops every Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. for individuals who need assistance in finding accessible and affordable housing.

People with disabilities experience greater discrimination in the area of housing than any other minority population. With a high cost of living in Santa Clara County, finding suitable and permanent housing can be a very difficult journey. SVILC provides group workshop and opportunities to work with a Housing Specialist on the following:

  • Developing housing search strategies
  • Information about Section 8 and other subsidized and low income housing
  • Information and referrals to other community housing resources
  • Understanding your housing rights as a person with a disability
  • Applying for emergency financial assistance for rent, security deposit, utilities, and other critical family needs – RESTRICTIONS APPLY

The workshops are held at their office located at 2202 N. First St., San Jose. For more information, contact Andora Alvarez at (408) 894-9041 or email at

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