Hillsdale Townhouses was developed in response to the need for high-quality, affordable, workforce housing in San Jose. In 2007 MidPen Housing purchased the dilapidated site formerly known as the Hillsdale House Townhomes, which was in tremendous need of repairs. The Hillsdale Townhouses renovation completely transformed and modernized the interiors and exteriors of the complex, originally built in 1965, while keeping rents at levels that existing tenants could still afford. Insulation was added, the original windows were replaced with energy efficient windows, heating systems were upgraded, and cooling systems were added to enhance the livability of the homes. ENERGY STAR appliances and light fixtures were also placed in each unit, and the former manager’s unit was turned into a community room and computer lab to be enjoyed by all residents.