New affordable housing projects in San Jose, CA

San Jose’s City Council moves forward with building 700+ apartments and homes across four sites.

San Jose City Hall + Rotunda with flagpoles in the foreground.

The City Hall Rotunda in Downtown San Jose.

Photo by SJtoday staff

It’s no secret that San Jose has one of the most challenging + competitive housing markets in the US. With big developments like Google’s Downtown West on the horizon, affordable housing is top-of-mind for many San Joseans.

On Tues., Sept. 27, San Jose’s City Council voted to move forward with plans to add 700+ affordable homes and apartments in five different sites across town. 🏘️

Let’s break down what to expect from these projects:

  • West Community Center, 3707 Williams Rd. | 58 family rental units serving those with 30-60% of the average median income (AMI)
  • SureStay Hotel, 1488 N. First St. | 76 rooms for bridge housing
  • Autumn/Montgomery, 255 Autumn Ave. + 240/260 Montgomery St. | Two 12-story buildings with 246 affordable rentals — will be part of Downtown West development
  • Old Fire Station #21, 1749 Mt. Pleasant Rd. | Eight two-story affordable townhomes for families with 60-80% AMI
  • Southside Community Center, 5585 Cottle Rd. | 456 housing units + a new community center

👀 Next steps
The City Council’s decision gives Department of Housing officials the authority to negotiate + finalize plans with the developers — which is expected to continue into next year. Each project will then be subject to individual review + community feedback. We’ll update this piece with new details as they come.