Tyrella Gardens is an affordable rental housing community that has served low-income families since its construction in 1971. With the community at risk of converting to market-rate housing, MidPen Housing purchased and rehabilitated Tyrella Gardens in 1989 in order to keep rent affordable. A major renovation of Tyrella Gardens was completed in 2004, and included new kitchens, unit flooring, heating and water systems, energy-efficient windows, and outdoor siding. There is a brand-new playground, tree-lined courtyard, and a 1,200- square foot community building with a computer center and communal kitchen. The community building provides space for classes, meetings, and an afterschool program. Tyrella Gardens is conveniently located near major highways and job centers in Silicon Valley.