County-Led Projects

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.

Development Process

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

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

Mitchell Park

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 Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds is included here for reference. The Environmental Review Record is included here for reference. The review period ends on November 6, 2022.


The Hub -  San Jose

1510-1540 Parkmoor Avenue

The Hub - Parkmoor

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

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

E Santa Clara

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 County project website for more information on the
East Santa Clara Master Plan.

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