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2016 Measure A Housing Bond Progress

Program Overview

On November 8, 2016, the people of the County of Santa Clara approved Measure A, a proposition authorizing the County to issue up to $950 million in general obligation bonds to acquire or improve real property for the purpose of providing affordable housing for vulnerable populations throughout the County. We provide the following highlights about the Measure A Program (Program):

  • ​Program funds are targeted to help construct 4,800 units of affordable housing, in addition to assisting about 235 families to secure loans to finance their first homes.
  • In October 2017, after adopting a range of program guidelines over the use of Program funds, the County issued its first bond tranche of $250 million.
  • As of June 30, 2019, the Program has committed over $271 million, of which $25 million is committed to the first-time homebuyer loan program, $11.9 million has been committed to a Supportive Housing Fund for predevelopment loans, and about $234 million has been committed to 19 housing developments.
  • These housing developments are in the process of adding 1,416 units of affordable housing included in the County’s housing goals, and an additional 203 units of low-income housing that are not addressed in the Program’s housing goals (as discussed in the Housing Program Goals section below).
  • As detailed in the program overview dashboard below, this means that 28.5 percent of all bond proceeds are financing the development of 29.5 percent of the Program’s housing goals.
  • In addition, for every dollar invested by the Program, the Program incentivizes an average of $2.78 from outside investments (Public/Private Leveraging Ratio).​​

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Use of Bond Proceeds

The dashboards below provide details on the estimated cost share per unit and housing development, sources of funding by housing development, and actual expenditures to-date. As of June 30, 2019, we provide the following highlights:

  • The Program has committed $234,180,000 to 19 housing developments, with individual commitments ranging from $1 million (The Veranda) to $29 million (Corvin Apartments).
  • When looking at the estimated cost per unit of housing, the Program has committed anywhere from $45,752 per unit (Markham I) to $210,938 per unit (Leigh Avenue Senior Apartments), with an average cost share of $121,905 ​per unit of housing.
  • Although $234 million has been committed by the Program for housing developments, about $56 million has been actually expended to-date.

Housing Program Goals

Program housing goals aim to create 4,800 units of affordable housing. As of June 30, 2019, Program funds helped finance 29.5 percent of the total housing goal. The status of housing development goals by type of housing are as follows:​

  • Program funds helped finance over 45.6 percent of the Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) goal.
  • Program funds helped finance over 24.6 percent of the Extremely Low-Income (ELI) housing goal.
  • Program funds helped finance 45.5 percent of the Very Low-Income (VLI) housing goal.
  • Program funds helped finance over 7.8 percent of the Rapid Rehousing (RRH) goal.
  • There are 203 units of Low-Income (LI) housing incorporated into the current housing developments; however, the Program has no stated goal for this category of housing.

​The dashboards below provide detail on the number of units in development by housing type, as well as how each housing development contributes to each housing goal.

 

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List of housing developments funded by Measure A Housing Bond:

Select any development below to view a detailed summary of the project.

Housing Development Total # of Units Status PROJECTED COMPLETION DATE​
1. The Veranda
19 completed Apr 2019​
2. Villas on the Park​​​ 84 under construction​
Apr 2019​
3. Gateway Senior Apartments 75 under construction Jun 2019
4. Crossings on Monterey 39 under construction Oct 2019 ​​​
5. Quetzal Gardens 71 pre-construction Feb 2020​
6. Leigh Ave Senior Apartments 64 under construction Feb 2020
7. North San Pedro Apartments 135 under construction Jul 2020
8.​ Sango Court
102 pre-construction Sep 2020  
9. Corvin Apartments 146 pre-construction Oct​ 2020 ​ 
10. Markham Plaza I
153 Renovation
Oct 2020
​11. ​Markham Plaza II ​152 ​​Renovation ​Oct 2020
​12. Curner Studios ​179 Renovation
​Dec 2020
​13. Evans Lane Community Village ​61 ​pre-construction ​Feb 2021
​14. Page Street Apartments ​82 ​pre-construction ​Mar 2021
​15. Alum Rock Family Housing ​87 ​pre-construction ​Aug 2021
16.​ Blossom Hill Housing ​147 ​pre-construction ​Sep 2021
17.​ ​Agrihood Senior Apartments​​ 165​ pre-construction
​Jan 2022
18.​ West San Carlos Housing​ 80​ pre-construction​
Jan 2022​
19.​ ​Roosevelt Park ​80 pre-construction Apr 2022​​
​Total New Units 1,437
Total Revovated Units 484
Total Units ​1,921
 
 
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Last updated: 9/25/2019 6:26 PM