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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.

The 2020 Waitlist is now CLOSED.

(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.


The City of Cupertino has issued the fiscal year (FY) 2020-21 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Requests for Proposals (RFP). The City is requesting proposals for eligible capital housing projects and public service programs. The City may award and appropriate funds to one or more eligible projects in each funding category. Funds must be used to serve low-and/or moderate-income households located within the City of Cupertino jurisdiction limits.

The following Capital Housing Project funding sources are on a one-year grant funding cycle (FY 20/21):

  1. Below Market Rate (BMR) Affordable Housing Fund (AHF) Capital Housing Projects (up to $6,000,000)
  2. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Capital Housing Projects (approx. $245,000)

 The following Public Services funding sources are on a three-year grant funding cycle (FY 20/21, 21/22, & 22/23):

  1. BMR AHF Public Services (up to $50,000)
  2. CDBG Public Services (approx. $55,000)
  3. General Fund Human Services Grant (HSG) Program (up to $100,000) 

The estimated CDBG dollar amounts may change based upon the final federal budget approved by Congress. BMR AHF, CDBG, and HSG allocations are subject to City Council approval and may change as a result. The RFP application period will open at 8:00am on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 and will end at 5:00pm on Friday, February 7, 2020.Organizations who intend to apply for funds must apply online. For additional questions, please contact Kerri Heusler, Housing Manager, at kerrih@cupertino.org or 408.777.3251.

2020-2025 CDBG Consolidated Plan REGIONAL FORUMS

Are you a resident, service provider, business owner or housing professional in Cupertino or Santa Clara County? We need you to join the discussion!  Please join the County and Cities of Santa Clara for a series of Regional Forums to help identify affordable housing, homeless and community improvement needs over the next five years. We want to hear from you!

Cupertino CDBG Consolidated Plan Regional Forum Presentation (11/12/19)

Cupertino Assessment of Fair Housing Regional Forum Presentation (12/10/19)

Why is this important to you?
The County and Cities of Santa Clara receive federal funds to invest in improving local communities. How should these funds be spent? Your input will help City and County leaders prioritize spending for important services and community improvements.

How can you participate?
1. Come to one of our interactive Regional Forums.

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