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June 12, 2018 > $66.2 million for affordable housing developments

$66.2 million for affordable housing developments

Submitted By Bruce Herman

The County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 to approve a total of $66.2 million of 2016 Measure A Affordable Housing Bond funds to construct four new affordable housing complexes. The developments will provide 461 new housing opportunities for low income households, including supportive housing for 256 homeless individuals and families.

ÒThis $66 million second wave of Measure A brings us closer to building a home for each homeless individual,Ó said County of Santa Clara Supervisor Cindy Chavez representing Central, East and South San Jose where the North San Pedro apartments will be located.

Assisting some of the CountyÕs most vulnerable residents to obtain and maintain permanent housing, Sango Court in Milpitas, will provide 101 units of affordable housing for low income families, veterans, and people with special needs. Another site, North San Pedro in San Jose, will have 134 units for individuals and families with special needs. Page Street, an 81-unit affordable family development, also in San Jose, will assist individuals and families with special needs and low or extremely low incomes to secure permanent housing. Similarly, a fourth complex, Corvin Apartments, will consist of an additional 145 units constructed in Santa Clara.

ÒWeÕre encouraged to see that many of our non-profit organizations and homeless advocates are working in tandem with property developers to make significant progress with the construction of new affordable housing units,Ó said County of Santa Clara Supervisor Dave Cortese representing District 3 where the Sango Court Apartments will be located.

District 4 Supervisor Ken Yeager was absent for the vote though two of the developments, Page Street and Corvin Apartments will be constructed in his district.

Information regarding the 2016 Measure A Affordable Housing Bond is available at www.supportivehousingscc.org. Information about the Empower Homebuyers program is available by calling 408.436.3450, ext. 303.

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