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Hard Hat Tour Offers Glimpse of New Affordable Housing Development in San Jose

May 19, 2022

– Local officials, including Mayor Sam Liccardo and Councilmember Matt Mahan, to speak at event held in partnership with SV@Home’s Affordable Housing Month –

– Gallup and Mesa development will provide 46 units for lower-income families, unhoused seniors and transition-age youth exiting foster care

What

In partnership with the City of San Jose and SV@Home’s Affordable Housing Month, Eden Housing will host a hard hat tour at its new development, Gallup and Mesa. The project, which is conveniently located in Almaden, will offer 46 units, half of which will be set aside for transition-age youth who have exited the foster care system and are in need of housing. The remaining units will be rented to low-income families and unhoused seniors.

Gallup and Mesa is the result of a San Jose program to build affordable housing on city-owned land. Through a public RFP, San Jose selected Eden Housing as the developer for the site. San Jose donated the land and provided crucial financing, which allowed Eden to quickly begin predevelopment activities. Santa Clara County also contributed significant financing through Measure A. The site utilizes 9% tax credits through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program.

When

Friday, May 20, 2022, 12 p.m.

Who

For media: As space is very limited for this event, only the first three media outlets that RSVP can participate in the hard hat tour. However, interviews can also be conducted outside of the buildings or remotely, and photos will be available following the event.

Quote

“While affordable housing is a well-known challenge in Silicon Valley, the City knows it is a cornerstone for fostering a diverse, thriving community,” said Mayor Liccardo. “Finding effective, innovative solutions is a priority, and Gallup and Mesa is an ideal example of how multiple stakeholders can work together to provide high-quality, stable housing to our neighbors in need.”

“We are very grateful to all our partners, including the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County, for their commitment to affordable housing and their role in making this project a reality,” said Linda Mandolini, president of Eden Housing. “We are particularly excited to celebrate the collaboration that led to this development during SV@Home’s Affordable Housing month, which offers the opportunity to shine a spotlight on how we can work together to make significant inroads in providing housing for our most vulnerable residents.”

About Gallup and Mesa

The development includes a number of amenities including onsite computer rooms, laundry facilities, a second-floor terrace and resident meeting space for events and services. Solar panels will be installed on the roof, and water efficient measures have been designed throughout the development. Residents will have access to the podium parking garage on the ground floor, and an adjacent 1,000 square-foot community room will be available for neighboring residents. The project is estimated to be completed by November 2022.

Funding and sponsors of Gallup and Mesa:

City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, Housing Authority of Santa Clara County, California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, California Community Reinvestment Corporation and Wells Fargo.

About Eden Housing

Eden Housing is a non-profit organization with more than 50 years of experience providing safe and affordable housing that helps families stay secure, allows communities to thrive, and solves many of the most pressing housing challenges facing California cities. Since its inception, the Bay Area-based organization has developed more than 10,000 affordable homes and is a leader in making its residential communities environmentally sustainable and efficient through integrating energy conservation. Eden is also known as a champion of housing policy advocacy at the local, state, and national level, supporting practices that both create and preserve affordable housing for diverse communities. Learn more at: www.edenhousing.org.


Media Contact:

Birgit Johnston
Johnston Communications for Eden Housing
(408) 656 8025, birgitjohnston@me.com