From the San Jose Spotlight:
The first supportive housing complex in the city of Santa Clara broke ground Monday morning, the latest in a line of projects funded by a massive county tax for affordable housing.
Calabazas Community Apartments – a 5-story, 145-unit building at 2904 Corvin Dr. – will reserve 80 of its studio apartments for homeless individuals, offering on-site support services like job assistance and case management.
Each micro-studio unit is around 300 square-feet, and will feature a private bathroom and kitchenette. The single acre property developed by Abode Services is less than a mile away from the Lawrence Caltrain Station, bus lines and a growing list of amenities along the expressway.
The complex received nearly $29 million in Measure A funding, as part of a 2016 bond approved by voters to build affordable housing for the nearly 6,200 homeless people living in San Jose, 272 in Santa Clara and more than 9,700 across the county.
Through partnerships with Santa Clara County, Destination: Home, Cisco, Housing Trust Silicon Valley and the Santa Clara County Housing Authority, construction started earlier this month and residents are expected to begin leasing the studio homes by Fall 2021.
Read the San Jose Spotlight's article "Santa Clara: First supportive housing project breaks ground," featuring the Santa Clara County Housing Authority.