A plan to bring more affordable teacher and education staff housing to the West Valley reached an important milestone this week with the selection of Eden Housing to develop a new project at 10333 N. Wolfe Road in Cupertino.
The County Board of Supervisors announced the appointment of the nonprofit developer following the recommendation from the Office of Supportive Housing. The County purchased the site last year with plans for a larger mixed-income community that includes dedicated teacher housing.
Supervisors Joe Simitian and Otto Lee proposed the effort to bring teacher housing to the West Valley in 2022, following a similar 110-unit project launched in Palo Alto at 231 Grant Avenue. Construction on that project is anticipated to be complete in 2025, and will serve teachers in Mountain View Whisman School District, Los Altos School District, Palo Alto Unified School District, and Foothill-De Anza Community College District, which have contributed funds to the project; as well as school districts in South San Mateo County.
“As a former school board member, and the son of two public school teachers, I’ve seen how much it helps our schools, educators, and students when local teachers and school staff are able to live in the communities they serve,” said Simitian. “I’m pleased by the progress we’ve made in the northern part of our County, and I’m excited we now have an opportunity to bring folks together to make this happen in the West Valley.”
With both a site and developer established, the project is anticipated to move forward quickly. Eden will guide the project through the next stages of planning, development and outreach, which will include community meetings to gather public input on design and features.
“Santa Clara County has consistently championed affordable housing, and we are delighted and honored to partner with them once again,” said Andrea Osgood, Eden Housing’s Chief of Real Estate Development. “We look forward to contributing to this project and making a meaningful impact.”