Housing

Housing

Santa Clara County can’t keep up with housing its homeless residents

For every one Santa Clara County household that was housed in 2023, nearly two households became homeless, a recent report reveals. Approximately 4,297 new households experienced homelessness for the first time last year, according to the county’s year-end analysis of its 2020-25 Community Plan to End Homelessness. That’s a 24% jump from the 3,473 households...

Sunnyvale seeks bids for homeless service provider

Sunnyvale is going back to the market for homeless service providers as officials press the existing partner for results. The Sunnyvale City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a six-month contract extension to nonprofit homeless provider HomeFirst, totaling $206,710. During that time, the city plans to open submissions for other providers and have a partner picked...

Hundreds of homes coming to north Santa Clara neighborhood

There’s a near constant cacophony of hammering, drilling and welding near the Great America Amtrak station as Santa Clara builds up its transit-oriented housing. The Santa Clara City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a tentative map for another project along this busy stretch of the city. The latest development is a 21-floor, 198-condominium complex. The...

Downtown San Jose high-rise aimed at college students

Plans years in the making for a 25-story apartment tower across from San Jose State University are moving forward. The San Jose City Council on March 12 is slated to consider greenlighting developer Nelly Amas’ plans for a 210-apartment building at 439 S. Fourth St. Councilmembers have final say on the project after it received...

Santa Clara County deal brings teacher housing to Cupertino

Living as a teacher in the West Valley may become cheaper as more affordable housing is prioritized for educators. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors earlier this month unanimously approved a proposal from developer Eden Housing to build affordable teacher and school worker housing in Cupertino. The move aims to address the county’s high cost...

San Jose works out deal to build thousands of homes

San Jose and a developer have reached a tentative agreement officials hope will ensure plans to build thousands of homes and possibly millions of square feet of commercial space at the sprawling San Jose Flea Market site. The deal looks likely to head off a potentially arduous and lengthy legal fight over the 61-acre property...

Cupertino greenlights housing development at former Vallco mall

After facing cutbacks and years of delays, the largest single housing project in Cupertino’s history has secured its long-awaited city approval for a mixed-use development on the former Vallco Town Center site. The Rise, a mixed-use development on the corner of Wolfe Road and Stevens Creek Boulevard, encompasses 50 acres. The development will include 2,669...

Campbell plans affordable apartments at VTA station

Campbell is set to add nearly 100 affordable homes on a site leased from VTA off Winchester Boulevard. The 1.6-acre project will turn an underutilized parking lot at the Winchester light rail station into 90 affordable apartments for residents making 60% or less of Santa Clara County’s median income — more than $153,700 in 2022,...

State gives San Jose money instead of tiny homes

Gov. Gavin Newsom has cut a multimillion-dollar check to San Jose as part of the state’s promise to build 200 tiny homes for the city’s homeless residents. Newsom made a $30-million promise in March 2023 to deploy the California National Guard to build 1,200 tiny homes across the state to combat growing homelessness. San Jose...