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The Housing Division is responsible for the administration of the City’s federally funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, as well as the following programs funded by the City of Cupertino budget: Below Market Rate (BMR) Affordable Housing Fund (AHF) Program, Human Service Grants (HSG) Program and other contracted affordable housing programs and services that serve low and moderate-income households.

City of Cupertino Below Market Rate (BMR) Rental & Purchase Program

The 2019 Waitlist is closed.

For more information, contact Hello Housing:
(415) 863-3036 (messages returned within 36-48 hours)

BMR Program Informational Workshop- 9/10/18 Presentation

The waitlist application period for the BMR Rental and Purchase Program is open annually during the month of October. Eligibility Forms will be accepted on the first business day of October annually and will close on the last business day of October annually. Anyone who wishes to be included on the waitlist must apply each year within this time frame, including those who were on the waitlist in previous years. Each eligibility form will be separated into a subgroup based on priority points. For applicants reapplying for a position on the waitlist, the applicant will maintain their current position on the waitlist from the previous year, provided the applicant continues to qualify for a BMR unit and their priority points remain unchanged. Applicants who are no longer income eligible, or who do not reapply, will be removed from the waitlist each year. Applicants for the BMR Purchase Program are encouraged to attend a First Time Homebuyer Certificate from a HUD certified agency.

Fiscal Year (FY) 2019/20 Notice of Funding Availability & Request for Proposals (RFP)
The City of Cupertino has issued the FY 2019-20 NOFA/RFP.  The City is requesting proposals for eligible capital housing projects to be funded under the Below Market Rate (BMR) Affordable Housing Fund (AHF) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. 

For FY 19/20, the City is not accepting applications for CDBG public service, General Fund Human Services Grants (HSG) or BMR AHF public service grants due to a two-year grant funding cycle which began last FY 18/19 and will continue in FY 19/20.

Santa Clara County Measure A- Affordable Housing Bond NOFA
The City’s NOFA/RFP is issued in conjunction with the County’s NOFA for the Measure A- Affordable Housing Bond.  Measure A funding is available on a rolling basis for development capital funding, project based vouchers, and acquisition funding.  Information and applications are available on the County’s website:

RFP Application Information & Deadlines
Organizations who intend to apply for funds through this RFP must apply online at To obtain a temporary login username and password, please visit and request at For additional questions, please contact Kerri Heusler, Senior Housing Planner, at or 408.777.3251. The RFP application period will open at 8:00am on Monday, November 12, 2018. The RFP application period will end at 5:00pm on Friday, February 8, 2019. Any RFP application that does not meet the deadline will not be accepted.

The Veranda- Affordable Senior Citizen Housing Development

The Veranda Flyer (April 2018)

Stay tuned! More information will be available on the City’s and Charities Housing websites as of October 2018.

Please call the Property’s Community Hotline for rent-up updates at (408) 816.8377.

Community Hotline: 408.816.8377

About the Community:

The Veranda Apartments is comprised of nineteen (19) apartments; eighteen (18) will be age-restricted for seniors 62 and older and there will be one apartment for onsite staff. The senior apartments will be approximately 350 square feet with complete kitchens and handicapped accessible bathrooms.

 When and How to Apply for an Apartment

  • The property is scheduled to be released in the Spring of 2019.
  • Management will open the application process at least 120 days prior to occupancy.
  • Advertisement will begin sometime in November 2018. Details on the application process will be included in future advertisements.
  • Applicants will be entered into a housing lottery that will determine the order in which applications are processed and units are offered.This process will be based on lottery ranking and City priority point placement system.

Note: Twelve apartments will be rented to the public. Six apartments are reserved for homeless seniors with disabilities that will be referred from the County of Santa Clara.

Application Intake Process

  • Applicants will undergo a qualification interview to determine program eligibility.They will be asked to submit all income and asset information among other required documents.
  • A credit report will be obtained to evaluate financial responsibility.
  • Two-year rental History and Tenant Performance information from prior landlords will also be gathered.
  • An Unlawful Detainer Report (U.D.) will be processed through the U.D. Registry, Inc. Applicants will be disqualified if they have any evictions filed within the last 7 years.
  • A criminal background investigation will be obtained for each applicant. Criminal background checks are done county by county and will be run for all counties in which the applicant lived. Applicants will be disqualified for tenancy if they have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor within the last seven (7) years.
  • If disqualified, applicants may appeal the decision by completing an appeal form and submitting it to the property manager. Appeal forms are available in the rental office.

Offering a Unit

  • Approved applicants will be offered an available a unit in the order their applications are approved.
  • Apartments will not be reserved for applicants who do not accept the unit at the time it is offered or who cannot move-in within the required rent-up timeframe.


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2017 Housing Memo

The City has prepared our 2017 Housing Memo to provide an overview of our response to the Bay Area Housing Crisis.

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