The City of Cupertino has hosted several community meetings around the city’s upcoming Housing Element Update. A range of Cupertino residents have contributed input on housing accessibility and affordability thus far.
On Monday, September 26 the City will host a panel of low-income homeowners and those who work but cannot afford to live in Cupertino. The upcoming community meeting will offer an opportunity for community members to start a discussion with individuals most directly affected by housing affordability and availability.
Panel members will share their lived experiences and how they will effect the future of housing in Cupertino. The meeting will be hosted via Zoom from 6:30 to 8 p.m. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3cAN3Mw.
The Cupertino Housing Element Update covers the planning cycle from 2023 to 2031. It aims to anticipate and plan for the housing needs in Cupertino and promote fair housing opportunities. Every eight years each city and town in California is mandated to submit an updated plan to the state.
The City of Cupertino is required to plan for an additional 4,588 new dwellings in the next cycle. The City has identified 25 potential housing opportunity sites for the new units. See the current sites overview here.
Highlights from previous community meetings are available for public review on the Cupertino Housing Element website. All community responses and public decisions can be found by visiting https://engagecupertino.org/public-documents.