Housing Linkage Fee Nexus Study and Alternatives
Visit our new LinkageFee.inSunnyvale.com page to learn more about the recently completed nexus study related to possible modifications to the City's commercial linkage fee and upcoming outreach meetings.
Notice of Public Review and Comment Period
The draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is available for public review and comment until Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Written comments may be submitted to:
City of Sunnyvale Community Development, Housing Division
Attention: Katrina Ardina, Housing Analyst
456 West Olive Avenue,
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Housing and Human Services Commission will hold a public hearing to take public comments on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the
City Hall, West Conference Room located at 456 W. Olive Avenue, Sunnyvale.
2014 Housing Element Update
Visit our HousingElement.inSunnyvale.com
page to find out about upcoming outreach events related to the housing element update. Review the Draft Housing Element
. Learn about the housing element update process, its goals and potential effects.
Habitat for Humanity Project in Sunnyvale
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley has entered into an agreement with the City to rehabilitate and resell two city-owned homes on Jackson Street to qualified home buyers.
Habitat is still accepting preliminary applications for these homes, one two-bedroom and one three-bedroom.
Prospective buyers must have household incomes between 50% and 80% of area median income for Santa Clara County, good credit, a reliable income source, and be a first-time home buyer with a household size appropriate for the home. Down payment assistance is available and no cash down payment is required. Buyers must contribute 250 hours of "sweat equity" in lieu of a down payment, by helping Habitat renovate the homes. Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley has entered into an agreement with the City to rehabilitate and resell two city-owned homes on Jackson Street to qualified home buyers. Habitat is still accepting preliminary applications for these homes, one two-bedroom and one three-bedroom. Prospective buyers must have household incomes between 50% and 80% of area median income for Santa Clara County, good credit, a reliable income source, and be a first-time home buyer with a household size appropriate for the home. Down payment assistance is available and no cash down payment is required. Buyers must contribute 250 hours of "sweat equity" in lieu of a down payment, by helping Habitat renovate the homes.
For more information about these potential home ownership opportunities or to apply, residents may call Habitat at (510) 803-3371 or view Habitat's website.
Nexus Study Update
In July 2012, City Council directed Housing staff to study the "nexus" or connection between new market-rate rental housing development and the level of demand for affordable housing. The nexus study has been completed by Economic & Planning Systems, and the final report is now available for public review. Staff will present the nexus study, along with public input from outreach meetings, to Council at a meeting to be held in August or September. For more information about this report or this proposal, please contact Housing staff at (408) 730-2784 or TDD (408) 730-7501.
View the slide presentation
given at the Planning Commission Study Session on July 22, 2013
Housing Division Newsletter
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First-Time Homebuyer Presentations
Attend one of our FREE first-time homebuyer presentations. See all the 2014 dates. Learn more about first-time homebuyer opportunities in Sunnyvale. Call Housing staff at (408) 730-7250, TDD (408) 730-7501 or email email@example.com
If you are a low- to moderate-income household that lives or works in Sunnyvale, visit BMR.InSunnyvale.com to learn about our program's current eligibility requirements, or call (408) 730-7250 to speak to staff.
Online Interest List Form
Be among the first to know when BMR homes become available for sale. Submit the online Interest List form and to be notified when applications for available BMR homes are being accepted, and to receive program updates, and notices about affordable housing opportunities.
Our Home Buyers webpage provides information about our Below Market Rate (BMR) Home Ownership Program and First-time homebuyer loan programs to assist you with the purchase of your first home. Real estate professionals and lenders can learn more about becoming a participating BMR Realtor or lender.
Our Home Owners webpage provides information for home improvement programs and foreclosure prevention. Information is also available for our current BMR home owners.
Our Renters Assistance webpage provides information for the Below Market Rate Rental Program and other affordable rental housing providers. Fair Housing resources for victims of discrimination as well as Landlord/Tenant mediation resources can also be found here. The Housing Division also offers grants to low-income disabled tenants to pay for retrofits necessary to improve accessibility.
Developers and Landlords
The City of Sunnyvale has an Inclusionary Housing Ordinance that requires certain residential developments to provide a share of the affordable housing needed within the City. More information about this and other resources are available at our Developers and Landlords webpage, including fair housing requirements.
The City of Sunnyvale receives federal funding to assist with our efforts to provide affordable housing, community development programs, and public services to benefit primarily low- to very-low-income households. Visit our HUD Programs webpage to review HUD Program related reports and to learn more about the City of Sunnyvale's programs.
The City of Sunnyvale is affirmatively furthering fair housing and complying with State and federal fair housing laws. These laws prohibit discrimination against a persons race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or children. Learn more about your Fair Housing rights and responsibilities. Visist our Fair Housing webpage to access resources available to you.
Mobile Home Parks
Study issue to consider revisions to the City’s Zoning Code regarding conversions of mobile home parks to other uses.