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Japantown Senior Apartments

685 North 6th Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Office: 408-573-7924

Application Criteria

This Community is Income Restricted. Average income of the households may not exceed the maximum income limits for the property’s program. Please speak with the Property Manager for specific information regarding these income limits. Rents are subject to change.

Income Restrictions (County Based-Subject to change with published allowable limits)

Percentage of

Area Median

Income (AMI)


Number of People

1 Person


2 Persons


Property Information:


  • Third party income verifications will be required from all income and asset sources.

  • Prior years’ income tax returns may be required as supporting documentation.

  • Income is calculated based on the applicant’s expected annual gross income including income from assets.

  • Criminal Background and Credit checks also apply.


  • On-site manager and maintenance staff

  • Community room/lounge

  • Computer lab and free wireless internet

  • Laundry facility

  • Outdoor exercise area

  • Raised gardening beds

  • Transit-oriented location

  • Free annual transit pass

  • Photovoltaic panel ready

  • Free annual VTA Eco Pass: Free bus and light rail throughout Santa Clara County


For an application, please contact:

The Property Manager of

Japantown Senior Apartments

(408) 573-7924



Rent Rates (Depending on income and unit type)

  • 1 Bedroom/1 bath (529-615± Sq. Ft.) $1567

  • Studio 370 ± Sq. Ft.)

​Must earn 1.5 times the rent. (Subject to change with published allowable limits)


First Community Housing (FCH) developed Japantown Senior Apartments, a 75-unit housing development, constructed on a half- acre infill site in the Japantown neighborhood of San Jose. This highly sustainable building serves low-income seniors earning 30-50% of the area median income. Ten of the 75 units are set aside for the developmentally disabled. Supportive services for special needs tenants are available.


Award-winning architectural firm OJK Architecture and Planning designed Japantown Senior Apartments to enhance the existing Japantown neighborhood. The new building includes five stories of residential units over a first floor comprised of a residential lobby, manager’s office and enclosed parking. The residential units include 73 one-bedroom units of approximately 600 square feet each, one studio unit, and a two-bedroom manager’s unit. Each unit has a private balcony. Common spaces include a community room, lounge, and laundry facility as well as an outdoor exercise area, gathering area with raised garden beds.


Like all FCH buildings, this senior housing development incorporates a variety of green building features such as low-VOC finishes, energy efficient appliances, water conserving fixtures and landscaping. These features provide improved indoor air quality and lower utility bills for our tenants, and improved cash-flow for the development. The building is registered for the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes Midrise program and LEED platinum certification.


Free VTA Eco Pass Information

FCH provides all tenants with a free VTA Eco Pass for unlimited transportation on all buses and light rail lines throughout the county. The program enables some seniors to get along without a car and save up to $700 annually on transit fares. The Eco Pass is critical benefit for developmentally disabled residents who do not drive.

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