…creating a replicable and sustainable affordable housing model for teachers and the missing middle.
Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® CEO, Neil V. Collins, was on hand earlier this month to celebrate the opening of the first of its kind, below-market-rate housing development for Los Gatos teachers and school staff. The project, organized by volunteers with SupportTeacherHousing.org, creates a replicable and sustainable affordable housing model for teachers and the missing middle.
Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, the developers, and SupportTeacherHousing.org volunteers, cut the ribbon in early-November, for this exciting new project – a project designed for those who make too much to qualify for traditional affordable housing but not enough to live in the cities they work.
Sarah Chaffin, SupportTeacherHousing.org Founder, shared, “SCCAOR helped popularize the idea of this pilot program before we even had a site.” We are proud to lend our support as these kinds of projects help prove a model for future developments. We need to bridge the “Missing Middle” and ensure that teachers, school staff, and other members of the workforce can live in the communities in which they serve. Chaffin said of SCCAOR’s involvement that “with the help of local community members, you can get anything done.”
Construction was completed in November and tenants will move in before the close of the year.
To learn more about the project, visit www.supportteacherhousing.org.