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456 W. Olive Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Phone: 408-730-7250
Fax: 408-737-4906

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What do you think of Accessory Dwelling Units?

Please share your opinion on this topic by taking the brief survey below. Please include any comments you would like to share related to ADUs. Your input is a very important part of this study.  Additional background on ADUs is available within the survey.

Survey Link: https://www.peakdemocracy.com/portals/209/Issue_5092


The City of Sunnyvale is currently studying the regulations for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), also known as “granny flats” or “mother-in-law” units. An ADU is a small residence located on the same property as a single-family detached home. It can be a part of a home or be a detached building.  The purpose of this study is to identify possible changes to Sunnyvale’s regulations related to ADUs that may result in the development of more ADUs. Part of the study includes determining where in the City ADUs should be allowed and what the minimum development standards should be.

You are also invited to attend any of the upcoming hearings on this topic:

Planning Commission Study Session July 10, 2017  6 p.m. City Hall West Conference Room 
Housing and Human Services Commission July 26, 2017 7 p.m. City Hall West Conference Room
Planning Commission September 11, 2017 7 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers
City Council TBD (October 2017)

For more information about this study, contact Assistant Planner Shila Behzadiaria at 408-730-7456 or by email.

Ongoing Funding Opportunity

Housing Mitigation (HM) and Below Market Rate In-Lieu (BMRI) Funding is available for Affordable Housing Projects. Please note that HPRR Applications are no longer being accepted.

Release Date: March 5, 2015.
Affordable Housing Project Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until funds are fully awarded.

For details please contact Katrina Ardina, Housing Programs Analyst: 408-730-7451 or by email to Housing

Housing Impact Fee Nexus Studies

The City recently completed two studies of the “nexus” or connection between non-residential and new market-rate rental housing developments and the demand for more local affordable housing. Housing impact fees are tools some cities use to address the increased need for affordable housing created by new developments. To review these studies, please see RentalImpactFee.inSunnyvale.com and LinkageFee.inSunnyvale.com.

Housing Division Newsletter

Subscribe to the Newsletter for the latest news on affordable housing in Sunnyvale. View the latest issue.

First-Time Homebuyer Presentations

Attend a FREE first-time homebuyer presentations by the Housing Division to learn more about affordable housing opportunities in Sunnyvale. Upcoming dates are available on the Presentation Calendar. Call the Housing staff at 408-730-7250, TDD 408-730-7501, or email Housing for additional information.


For Home Buyers

The City provides the provides the Below Market Rate (BMR) Home Ownership and First-time Homebuyer Loan Programs to help lower- and moderate-income households buy a home. To learn more about these programs please see the For Home Buyers page. Real estate professionals can learn more about becoming a participating BMR real estate agent or lender. 

For Home Owners

The City offers home improvement programs for lower income households.To learn more about these programs please see the For Home Owners page.

For Renters

Our For Renters webpage provides information about Below Market Rate rental and subsidized units. 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.

For Developers and Landlords

The City of Sunnyvale has an Inclusionary Housing Ordinance that requires certain new residential developments to provide a share of the new units in their projects as affordable housing. More information about the program requirements, as well as funding opportunities for affordable housing developers is available at our For Developers and Landlords webpage.

HUD Programs (Funding Opportunities for Non-Profits)

The City of Sunnyvale receives federal funding for affordable housing, community development programs, and public services to benefit low-income households. Visit our HUD Programs webpage to learn more about the City of Sunnyvale's federally funded programs.

Fair Housing

The City of Sunnyvale affirmatively furthers fair housing and complies with State and federal fair housing laws. These laws prohibit discrimination against people in a variety of "protected classes". Learn more about your Fair Housing rights and responsibilities on the Fair Housing page.

Mobile Home Parks

Information about state and city laws and regulations pertaining to mobile home parks.


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