Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA)

Senate Bill 2 (SB2), known as the Building Homes and Jobs Act, established the Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) Program and instituted a $75 recording fee on real estate transactions. This is a permanent funding source to be allocated annually to qualifying jurisdictions. Qualifying jurisdictions are those eligible to receive annual allocations of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.

PLHA Consortium

On December 14, 2021, the Board of Supervisors for the County of Santa Clara approved the establishment of a PLHA Consortium. The cities of Cupertino, Gilroy, and Santa Clara are part of the PLHA Consortium. The PLHA Consortium's goal was to collaborate with the consortium cities to administer the PLHA funding.

5-Year PLHA Plan

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) requires the jurisdictions to submit a 5-year PLHA Plan (Plan) that outlines the following to be eligible to receive PLHA funds:

  • How PLHA funds will be used;
  • How investments will be prioritized to increase the supply of housing for households at or below 60% of the area median income;
  • How the Plan is consistent with the programs outlined in the jurisdiction’s Housing Element; and
  • Evidence that the Plan was approved and adopted by the Board of Supervisors.

The Board of Supervisors adopted the 5-year PLHA Plan for the Santa Clara Consortium on December 14, 2022.

5-Year PLHA Plan Amendments

The County is now amending the Consortium's 5-Year PLHA Plans.

Notice of Public Hearing and 10-Day Comment Period on the Draft 5-Year PLHA Plan Amendments

This notice serves to inform the public of a scheduled public hearing and opportunity for public comment on the Draft 5-Year PLHA Plan Amendments. The Draft Amendments are now available for public review for 10 days, beginning on May 24, 2024, and concluding at the public hearing that will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.,  at the County Board of Supervisors meeting at 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, CA 95110. The meeting agenda will be posted on Thursday prior to the meeting at Meeting Portal - The County of Santa Clara, California.

Hardcopies of the Plan Amendments are available at 150 W. Tasman Ave., San Jose, CA 95133. Written comments may be submitted during the 10-day review period and should be sent to the Office of Supportive Housing, 150 West Tasman Drive, San Jose, CA 95134, or emailed to [email protected]

A three-business day advance notice is required in case additional accommodations and/or language translations are required. 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Brown Act, persons requiring accommodation for meetings should notify the Office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at least 24 hours prior to the meeting at (408) 299-5001 or [email protected].

County of Santa Clara PLHA Allocation Plan Amendment

County PLHA Allocation Amendment
County PLHA Allocation Amendment

City of Cupertino PLHA Allocation Plan Amendment

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City of Gilroy PLHA Allocation Plan Amendment 

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City of Santa Clara PLHA Allocation Plan Amendment 

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