County-Led Affordable Housing Development
Santa Clara County (County) has a variety of County-controlled and County-owned properties, some of which are suitable for residential development. The County has established a process to give the community an opportunity to work in partnership with the County to develop these sites with affordable housing.
On September 4, 2019, the County of Santa Clara Office of Supportive Housing issued a Request for Qualifications to create a pool of prequalified affordable housing developers who could respond to solicitations to develop affordable housing on County-owned land. This Developer Qualified Pool (DQP) consists of 16 experienced developers that are aligned with the County’s goals of increasing affordable housing for Santa Clara County’s most vulnerable and poorest residents. As County-controlled properties become available, the County issues a Request for Offers to accept development proposals from the DQP.
The County has selected developers from the DQP to develop the following sites with affordable housing:
Grant Avenue - Palo Alto
231 Grant Avenue
The County’s Office of Supportive Housing is partnering with Mercy Housing and Abode Communities to develop 110 affordable rental workforce apartments for teachers, school employees, and their families. The project is being developed in partnership with Meta (formerly Facebook), and five local school and community college districts.
Please visit the 231 Grant | Mercy Housing California & Abode Communities project website for more information.
Mitchell Park - Palo Alto
525 East Charleston Road
The County’s Office of Supportive Housing is partnering with Eden Housing to develop 50 affordable rental apartments and 2,750 ft² of service space for AbilityPath. This development includes 25 apartments and services for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and their families.
Please visit the Eden Housing project website for more information.
The Hub - San Jose
1510-1540 Parkmoor Avenue
The Office of Supportive Housing is partnering with Allied Housing to develop affordable rental apartments, including units for transitioned age youth, and The Hub, a youth-led community center dedicated to supporting current and former foster youth. The Planning application under review proposes 81 housing units.
Please visit the Abode Services project website and The Hub Youth Center website for more information.
Distel Circle - Los Altos
330 Distel Circle
The County’s Office of Supportive Housing and the City of Los Altos are partnering with EAH Housing to develop affordable rental apartments. The development includes 90 housing units.
Please visit the EAH Housing project website for more information.
East Santa Clara - San Jose
725 East Santa Clara Street
The County’s Office of Supportive Housing is partnering with Eden Housing and The Core Companies to develop affordable housing in accordance with the East Santa Clara Master Plan.
Please visit the Eden Housing and Core Companies project website, and County project website for more information on the East Santa Clara Master Plan.
Opportunity Site - Gilroy
East 8th and Alexander Street
The County’s Office of Supportive Housing and the City of Gilroy are exploring the possibility of developing affordable housing on this County-owned site.
The County and the City co-hosted a community meeting on January 25, 2023 to provide general information about this site, answer questions, and solicit input on the possible future development. A second community meeting with resource fair took place on May 11, 2023.
To sign up on the notification list for this potential development and find out further details on the community meetings please go to the 8th and Alexander webpage.