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Santa Clara County Housing Need Report 2021

The 2021 Affordable Housing Needs Report offers specific recommendations to policymakers to remedy California’s housing challenges and highlights key indicators of housing affordability for low-income families in Santa Clara County, including: market conditions, federal and state funding, local wages and rent, and LIHTC production/preservation. View the announcement ...


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Santa Clara County Housing Need Report 2020

The 2020 Affordable Housing Needs Report offers specific recommendations to policymakers to remedy California’s housing challenges and highlights key indicators of housing affordability for low-income families in Santa Clara County, including: market conditions, federal and state funding, local wages and rent, and housing production/preservation. ...


Report: Renters need to earn $54.81 per hour to afford living in Santa Clara County

Another grim report about the housing crisis emerged this week — this one stating renters living in Santa Clara County need to earn $54.81 per hour — nearly four times the minimum wage — to earn the median monthly asking rent of $2,850. ...


Santa Clara County Housing Need Report 2018

Santa Clara County needs 58,583 more affordable rental homes to meet demand. Read more about solutions for Santa Clara County’s housing emergency.  ...


Lack of Affordable Housing Driving More Santa Clara County Families into Poverty

Key findings A renter household needs to earn nearly five times the local minimum wage in order to afford average asking rents in Santa Clara County. Inflation-adjusted median rents in Santa Clara County increased 10% from 2000 to 2014, while inflation adjusted median renter household income declined 4%. Santa Clara Read More ...


Santa Clara County housing agency to tie more Sect. 8 vouchers to affordable units

As Silicon Valley’s lack of affordable housing has escalated from bad to full-blown crisis over the last few years, people at the bottom … ...


How Santa Clara County’s Housing Market is Failing to Meet the Needs of Low-Income Families

Santa Clara County has the fifth largest shortfall of homes affordable to low-income families in California. Many of those families live in unhealthy or unsafe conditions, crowd multiple people into each room, and still pay more than 50 percent of their income in rent. The following report describes the magnitude of the Read More ...


County-Level Housing Need by Region

**May Update: New 2021 Reports Available for All Counties** BAY AREA Alameda Contra Costa Marin Napa San Francisco San Mateo Santa Clara Solano Sonoma CENTRAL COAST Monterey San Benito San Luis Obispo Santa Barbara Santa Cruz GREATER SACRAMENTO (View local recommendations) El Dorado Placer Sacramento Sutter Yolo Yuba NORTH STATE Read More ...


County to Place $950 Million Housing Bond on Fall Ballot

Santa Clara County voters will decide the fate of a $950 million affordable housing bond this November…  ...


Shortage of Affordable Housing is Dire in L.A. County, Advocates Say

Advocates for low-income Californians called Wednesday for more homes with below-market rents, releasing a report that says Los Angeles County faces the greatest shortage of affordable housing in the state. The county needs 490,340 additional homes with below-market rents if its poorest residents are to reasonably afford live in the Read More ...