Important Updates

The Veranda- Affordable Senior Housing Development

The Veranda Flyer (January 2019)

The Veranda Newspaper Ad (January 2019)

Lottery Announcement for The Veranda- A New Affordable Senior Apartment Complex Located at 19160 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA  95014

Twelve studio units will be available for the lottery.  All household members must be 62+ years old at the time of application.  Accessible units available.  Income restrictions apply- details will be available in the application packet.  Rent ranges from $656 - $1,121 per month.  Tentative move-in date: April – May 2019.  A lottery will be used to determine the order of placement on the waitlist.


Applications will be available at Parkside Studios, on January 22 and January 23, 2019.  They can also be downloaded from for 24 hours on the same days.  Completed applications will be accepted at the same location on January 24 and 25, 2019 between 9:00am – 4:00pm.  See application packet for more information about returning application by US Mail.  NO fax or email applications will be accepted.

Parkside Studios
495 N. Wolfe Rd.
Sunnyvale, CA  94086
Office Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Temporary leasing phone number: (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.

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.


City Below Market Rate (BMR) Housing Program- Rental & Purchase

The 2019 City Below Market Rate Waitlist is closed. 

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

Click on the map below to see an overview of the City's BMR portfolio.

Map of BMR Units

The City of Cupertino generates affordable housing units through its Housing Mitigation Program. BMR for-sale units are made available to median and moderate income households. BMR rental units are made available to low, very low and extremely low income households. The City of Cupertino contracts with Hello Housing to screen and place qualified households in city BMR units. 

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.

BMR Program Administrator 

As of July 1, 2017, Hello Housing is the new BMR Program Administrator for the City of Cupertino BMR Rental and Purchase Program.  

Developers constructing new housing in the City of Cupertino may refer to the Housing Mitigation Manual or contact the Planning Department at (408) 777-3308 for more information on the program regulations.