The Housing Division is responsible for the administration of the City of Cupertino's federally funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, as well as the following programs funded by the City budget: Below Market Rate (BMR) Affordable Housing Fund (AHF) Program, General Fund Human Service Grants (HSG) Program, and other contracted affordable housing programs and services that serve low and moderate-income households.
City of Cupertino / Meriwest Credit Union Emergency Assistance Funds for Cupertino Tenants Impacted by Covid-19
The City of Cupertino has partnered with Meriwest Credit Union to provide $100,000 in emergency assistance loan funds to Cupertino tenants impacted by Covid-19. Beginning on July 1, 2020, eligible households can receive up to $3,000 in loan funds on a first-come first-serve basis while funds are available. Household income may not exceed 100% of the Area Median Income (AMI). For more information call 1-877-MERIWEST (637-4937) or visit Meriwest.com/rentrelief
On March 24, 2020, Santa Clara County issued an urgency ordinance temporarily banning evictions for non-payment of rent by residential and commercial real estate property tenants directly impacted by the covid-19 pandemic. If the eviction is due to financial inability to pay rent or medical issues resulting from the coronavirus, commercial and residential tenants are safe from eviction through July 28,2020 unless extended.
The 2020 Waitlist is now CLOSED.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT Hello Housing:
(415) 863-3036 (messages returned within 36-48 hours)
BMR Program FAQs:
BMR Informational Workshop Presentation (September 12, 2019)
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.