We gain inspiration from books, articles, radio and film.
These spark thoughts on how to work smarter and increase
our impact. Often, the best ideas come from other sectors
which we repurpose to our own. Here are a few of our


Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard
by Chip and Dan Heath
Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits
by Leslie Crutchfield and
Heather McLeod Grant
by Matthew Desmond
Change by Design
by Tim Brown
Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies and Why
by Lawrence Gonzales
Ignore Everybody and 39 Other Keys to Creativity
by Hugh McLeod
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
by Chip and Dan Heath

Michelle is a proud new homeowner who purchased a Hello Housing NSP home in San Lorenzo.

Board Member Rick Jacobus is a national expert using data, not anecdote, to design more impactful affordable homeownership programs.

Mardie Oakes, President, blends finance, design and development to make places people thrive.

Jennifer Duffy, Vice President, turns opportunity into action with the Hello Housing team.

Apple lives in a new type of housing made possible by Senate Bill 962, sponsored by former Senate pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.

Larry shares a duplex with two housemates in an innovative residential program called the Family Teaching Model.

Tien is a proud new owner of an affordable home in Newark, as well a box full of tools to make home repairs easy.