Bay Area will decide California’s biggest housing bond ever

Colibri Commons groundbreaking

“There’s a pipeline here. It’s ready to go,” said Nevada Merriman, VP of Policy and Advocacy for MidPen Housing. The Bay Area authority says the funds could be used to build and acquire up to 72,000 units. That housing would range from the most deeply affordable — homes reserved for people on the brink of homelessness — to “moderate” income households.

New Library and Park Plans Move Forward

RESHAP Barn rendering

Since Fall 2023, the City has discussed with Alameda Point Collaborative and MidPen Housing the feasibility of a branch library in the RESHAP (Rebuilding Existing Supportive Housing at Alameda Point) development at Pan Am Way near West Midway Avenue. RESHAP is a housing project that will develop approximately eight acres of City land at Alameda Point into a trauma-informed campus to serve those most in need.

Dream of Housing and Health Care Now a Reality

On May 29, nonprofit MidPen Housing hosted a celebration for Bienestar Plaza Apartments, 57 affordable rentals at 1520 Capitola Road, Live Oak, long awaited and much needed in this community. The apartments are next to a 20,000-square-foot health clinic opened by nonprofit Santa Cruz Community Health and nonprofit Dientes Community Dental Care 11-chair clinic, both of which opened in 2022.

This completes the vision of a partnership by Santa Cruz Community Health and Dientes and MidPen to turn an unused county property into a campus of health and housing in one location, which is rare but may become less rare locally.

MidPen Housing Celebrates Two New Developments

MidPen Housing has recently delivered nearly 200 more affordable homes, with the opening of two new communities in California: Bienestar Plaza in Santa Cruz County, and Gateway Rising in Menlo Park.

Santa Cruz County opens newest affordable housing complex

Bienestar Plaza located in Live Oak has 57 affordable apartments for families and individuals, including people with supportive needs. Delaney Faria, a single parent, is grateful for the support and services the county is providing her with the opening of this complex.

140-unit affordable housing development Gateway Rising opens

On Friday, May 24, San Mateo County’s newest affordable housing complex opened blocks from Meta headquarters. Gateway Rising, located at 1345 Willow Road, is a 140-unit apartment complex built by MidPen Housing with a $5.1 million loan from the county’s Affordable Housing Fund and a $250,000 loan from the Housing Authority of San Mateo County, according to a county press release.