Santa Clara County voters pass a $950 million affordable housing bond to house 4,800 low- and extremely low-income households. In 2016, Santa Clara County passed Measure A, an affordable housing bond projected to fund 120 new affordable housing developments over ten years. The units will be available on a rolling basis beginning mid-year 2019 through 2022. Of the 1,416 low- and extremely-low units already approved, nearly 6 in 10 are permanent supportive housing for homeless persons with disabling conditions, one third are affordable to very low- and extremely low-income households, and nearly one in 10 are rapid rehousing units for homeless working households. Learn more.
“ I can't believe I now have a place for my kids and me to rest and study.”
Elena Macario and her sons, Jonathan and Darwin, were living with her family when her landlord began eviction proceedings because two of her siblings were not paying rent. Since Jonathan is a student at Bryant Elementary School in the Mission Promise Neighborhood zone, Elena had access to a family success coach who helped her access legal assistance, get a Displaced Tenant Housing Preference, build her credit and savings, and apply for a lottery for a below market-rate apartment created through the city’s inclusionary housing program – where they now live.
Photo: Felix Uribe