City Below Market Rate (BMR) Housing Program- Rental & Purchase
The 2019 Waitlist is closed.

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 very-low and low-income households. The City of Cupertino contracts with Hello Housing to screen and place qualified households in city BMR units. 

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.

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

BMR Program Informational Workshop- 9/10/18 Presentation

City's BMR Portfolio 

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

Map of BMR Units

The Veranda- Affordable Senior Housing Development

The Application Period is CLOSED.

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.

Please contact Charities Housing for more information.  
Temporary leasing phone number: (408) 816-8377


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.