Measure A - Affordable Housing Bond (2016)
Supervisor Chavez was the primary architect of the groundbreaking $950-million 2016 Measure A Affordable Housing Bond – approved by voters in November 2016 to end homelessness in Santa Clara County. As of March 31, 2021, a total of 2,744 affordable housing units were committed for development using bond funds. In addition, $25 million has been committed to the first-time homebuyer loan program. Since 2015, supportive housing in Santa Clara County has increased by 2,398 units as a result of the passage of Measure A.
Learn more about Measure A here.
Latest Affordable Housing Projects and How To Apply
For information on how to apply visit the Solutions to Homelessness page.
- Supervisor Chavez convened and chaired the County’s 2020 Unhoused Task Force.
- More than $15 million in direct financial assistance was distributed to approximately 7,000 families in Santa Clara County via a 70-agency partnership
- During the COVID-19 pandemic, the County placed 1,920 households into congregate and non-congregate shelter, distributed more than 50,000 pieces of personal protective equipment, and provided mobile shower and sanitation services for individuals living in encampments throughout Santa Clara County.
- Since March 2020, the County assisted 981 homeless households with the move into permanent housing since March 1, 2020
- Three emergency interim housing communities are in development by the City of San Jose to provide housing for more than 300 homeless residents, and one emergency shelter community is in development by the County to provide housing for up to 25 homeless families with children.
- Voters in San Jose approved Measure E in 2020 generating millions of dollars annually to help fund new affordable housing.