Discussion going on at the SVUSD Board Meeting about a possible program that helps teachers with up to 50% of the down-payment so that they could buy a home in the areas where they teach. LOVE that idea!

Obviously, there is a lot to explore and figure out IF something like this were to happen, but it all starts with talking about it.

We NEED programs like this for teachers, public servants and really everyone who needs a little help and push to help them make their homeownership dreams come true in such an expensive housing market area.

But it needs public and investor support.

You say?
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Gabriel Smith, Jami Majewski and 2 others like this

Marina EarlHow about paying teachers in the district a living wage?

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Becka YorkI say yes!! I'm a teacher, and make way less money than my husband, but with our combined incomes we might actually be able to afford a mortgage if we could get help with the down payment (and that would still be a huge chunk of our paychecks with what housing is at right now). I really don't know how single income teachers or even households with two teacher incomes can afford to live here. My job as a special education teacher is rewarding and I love it, but it is not always easy, and with 100% of my monthly income having to go towards rent or a mortgage is just not right. I agree with Marina Earl, if teachers were paid a wage that took into account cost of living in our area, maybe we wouldnt need down payment assistance.

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Kassandra ThomsenYes they used to have loans that helped teachers, nurses, firefighters and police officers...I say bring it back!

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My Scotts Valley was live.

MSV LIVE AT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING acknowledging and honoring retiring SVMS Teacher Joanne Green.
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Donna GagneShe was Samantha's 2nd grade teacher and taught all three of my girls in Middle School. Such a wonderful teacher, mom, and human being. And she has not aged a day in the last 18 years!!!!!

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Rozann Stringer EvansCongratulations my sweet beach friend.. mixed emotions.. happy for you but sad for me. I'll miss you.. hope to meet again at "The Peep " where we shared lots of fun times. ❤️

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John PackerOne of my daughter's favs

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Lindsay UrbaniCongrats Joanna!!! She is the BEST!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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Laurie Meyers PonosCongratulations Joanne Green!

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Shannon GreenCan you send me a copy of this? This is my mama! <3

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Kathy Mazenko AdamsI will miss you my friend! Happy Trails!

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Sean GreenPlease send a copy! So proud of my mom!

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Last Saturday, this clip aired over in the UK as Scotts Valley's Dave the Horn Guy honked out some fun hip-hop melodies into God Save The Queen!

You are invited!

Dave will be doing his full show at GateWay this coming Sunday evening 7p-8p.
If you are staying at home this Memorial Day weekend, plan on bringing your family out for a great night of honks, laughter, and a gospel message.

Friends and neighbors are all welcome! Limited seating…doors will open at 6:30pm.

More info @ www.gatewaybible.org/britains-got-talent/
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Heather Severson-TanezNext to next Door?

7 hours ago

Wade LeishmanOld Hop Head... when do they open?

6 hours ago   ·  1

Andrea Koenig2 doors. ?

6 hours ago

Eddy GonzalesEaston / Bell

6 hours ago

Reg KittrelleIt's finally open?

6 hours ago

John DonagherWhat is that place going to be?

5 hours ago

Terry McGrewMy new favorite hangout?

5 hours ago

Michelle Perrault AnayaIs that the ole Hop Head??? What's the new name and did they open up???

5 hours ago

Tammi Blake1967?

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Julie A MatteaJia Tella's

4 hours ago

Matt ClarkSomeplace we hope will open THIS YEAR lol

2 hours ago

Chelsea FagerlundCoffee cat?

2 hours ago

Matt ClarkOr, the new Bell/Easton/Giro/BRG Sports cafeteria?

2 hours ago

Jordan DodgeIron helm? That's been your spot lately!

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