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Support Affordable Housing Priorities and Funding at Milpitas City Council
January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join the Housing Ready Communities Action Network and attend Milpitas City Council to 1) support prioritization and use of city-owned land for new supportive housing and extremely low income affordable housing development, and 2) city funding of up to $6.5 million for the approved RCD Housing development at 355 Sango Court.
The RCD Housing development has already secured funding from the County’s 2016 Measure A Affordable Housing Bond. The development includes the supportive housing and extremely low income housing needed to meet goals of the Community Plan to End Homelessness.
For more tools and information, visit http://housingready.org
City of Milpitas Agenda Item 19:
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT / HOUSING AUTHORITY: Receive Report on Housing Program Status and Provide Direction (Staff Contacts: Sharon Goei and Robert Musallam)
Recommendation: Receive report on Housing Program Status; direct staff to research a commitment level up to $6.5 million of Housing Authority Funds for Affordable Housing Construction at 355 Sango Court; direct staff to initiate research to develop Affordable Housing on Housing Authority and CityOwned Properties on South Main Street; and direct staff to review future development entitlement proposal for 308 Sango Court along with Sources and Uses of Funds, and authorize staff to process the predevelopment loan application for future City council/Housing Authority Commission consideration.
Milpitas City Council to consider funding request for RCD Housing development at 355 Sango Court. This funding is important to make the development feasible and to increase likelihood of accessing additional state funding (primarily through the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program). Milpitas City Council will also be setting affordable housing priorities related to city-owned sites, and available funding.
We encourage those who attend this meeting to encourage the City of Milpitas to adopt priorities and policies that specifically prioritize funding of extremely low income (ELI) housing and supportive housing. These two housing types are very difficult to finance, are under-produced (compared to other types), and are essential to both prevent and end homelessness throughout Santa Clara County.
Although meetings of specific importance will be added individually to the calendar, these monthly meetings may be of interest on an ongoing basis:
Housing, Land Use, Environment, and Transportation (HLUET) Committee – Typically meets at 10am on the third Thursday each month. As a regular agenda item, the County Office of Supportive Housing presents its monthly system data report at these meetings. For details, select HLUET Committee in the drop-down menu in the left sidebar on the County of Santa Clara website.
Housing and Community Development Commission – Typically meets at 5:45pm on the second Thursday of each month. For details, see the Commission calendar on the City of San Jose website.