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456 W. Olive Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Phone: (408) 730-7250
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Notice of Public Review and Comment Period

The City of Sunnyvale is pleased to announce that the Draft 2015-20 Consolidated Plan and Draft FY 2015-16 Annual Action Plan are available for public review and comment. These Plans identify housing and community development needs primarily for low- and moderate-income residents of the City of Sunnyvale. They also identify strategies for investing federal resources, which include Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds towards meeting those needs. The 30-day comment period runs from March 30, 2015 to May 1, 2015.

Interested parties are encouraged to submit written comments on the Draft Consolidated Plan and the Draft Annual Action Plan during the public review period. Written comments should be sent to the City of Sunnyvale, Housing Division, Attn: Katrina Ardina, P.O. Box 3707, Sunnyvale, CA 94088-3707 or by email at housing@sunnyvale.ca.gov. To comment in person attend one of the public hearings described below.


  1. A public hearing will be held before the Housing and Human Services Commission to review the Draft 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan and the proposed Fiscal Year 2015-2016 CDBG and HOME funding allocations identified in the Draft Annual Action Plan during their regular meeting on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the West Conference Room, 456 West Olive Avenue.
  2. A public hearing will be held before the City Council to adopt the 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan and the Annual Action Plan at their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Sunnyvale City Hall, 456 West Olive Avenue.

Notice of Request for Proposals

Beginning Thursday, March 5, 2015 the City of Sunnyvale requests proposals for its:

2015-16 Housing Mitigation (HM) and Below Market Rate In-Lieu (BMRI) Funding for Affordable Housing Projects and Housing Successor Agency Low-Moderate Income Housing (LMH) Funding for Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing (HPRR) Program.  

NOTE for HPRR Applicants: Do not use this Application Form. See Part B of RFP for submittal requirements

Release Date
: March 5, 2015
HPRR Proposals Due: By 5 p.m. on April 3, 2015.
Affordable Housing Project Applications will be Accepted on a Continuous Basis Until Funds are Fully Awarded.

Questions regarding this RFP may be directed to Katrina L. Ardina, Housing Programs Analyst, by calling (408) 730-7451 or by email to housing@sunnyvale.ca.gov

Notice of Request for Proposals (expired)

Beginning Monday, January 5, 2015 the City of Sunnyvale requests proposals for its:

FY 2015-16 and FY 2016-17 CDBG Human Services Funding 

Release date: Monday, January 5, 2015.
Proposals due by: 4 p.m. on Friday, February 13, 2015.
Community Development Department - Housing Division
Contact: Katrina L. Ardina, Housing Programs Analyst (408) 730-7451 or

Beginning Monday, January 5, 2015 the City of Sunnyvale requests proposals for its:

FY 2015-16 CDBG/HOME Capital Project Loans 

Release date: Monday, January 5, 2015.
Proposals due by: 4 p.m. on Friday, February 13, 2015.
Community Development Department - Housing Division
Contact: Katrina L. Ardina, Housing Programs Analyst (408) 730-7451 or

2015-2020 Consolidated Plan

Why is this important to you?
The County and Cities of Santa Clara receive federal funds to invest in improving local communities. Your input will help identify affordable housing, homeless and community improvement needs, and prioritize spending over the next five years.

How can you participate?

  1. Attend an intereactive Regional Forum. Flyers to these events are available in English and español
  2. Take a short online survey in English or en español 

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.

Nexus Study Update

The City has completed a study of the “nexus” or connection between new market-rate rental housing developments and the demand for more local affordable housing. A rental housing impact fee is a tool some cities use to address the increased need for affordable housing created by new market-rate residential developments.  For more information about this report visit our RentalImpactFee.inSunnyvale.com page.

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 housing@ci.sunnyvale.ca.gov 

Eventbrite - First-Time Homebuyer Presentation

Below Market Rate (BMR) Homes for Sale

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.

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Home Buyers

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.

Home Owners

Our Home Owners webpage provides information for home improvement programs and foreclosure prevention. Information is also available for our current BMR home owners.

Renters Assistance

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.

HUD Programs

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.

Fair Housing

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.


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