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.