The 1.5-acre site is located at 17965 Monterey Street in Morgan Hill. Just north of Downtown Morgan Hill, the site sits in a mixed-use but mostly residential, developing neighborhood. There are small vacant structures that will be demolished, and minor grading will be required due to flood plain requirements.
First Community Housing (FCH) plans to build 66 units of multifamily housing for households earning 30% to 60% of the area median income (AMI). The project consists of 16 studios, 16 one-bedroom units, 17 two-bedroom units, and 17 three-bedroom units. One three-bedroom unit will be reserved for on-site staff. Half of the project’s units are planned to be a combination of permanent supportive housing (PSH) and rapid rehousing (RRH) units, restricted for households earning up to 30% of the area median, and for which the County will provide rental subsidies and on-site case management services. The remaining half of the units would target families earning up to 60% of the area median.
30% of the area median income for a family of 1 in the County of Santa Clara is $33,150; for a family of 4 it is $47,350; and for a family of 7 it is $58,750. 60% of the area median income for a family of 1 in the County of Santa Clara is currently $55,300; for family of 4 it is $78,950; and for a family of 7 it is $97,900.
The building, designed by SERA Architects, Inc., Oakland, is anticipated to be five stories. The project will be built using modular construction. Common areas will include the Property Management and Social Service Coordinator’s offices, open lounge/seating areas, a central laundry facility, indoor and outdoor play spaces for kids of all ages, secured bicycle storage, and a community garden area. Parking will be provided at a rate of 1 space per unit in a surface lot behind the building. FCH also plans to include pet relieving and washing areas on the property.
FCH is a recognized leader in creating green, affordable housing and like FCH’s other new construction projects, this development will be designed as a LEED Platinum project. In addition to sustainable building strategies such as selecting healthy building materials, incorporating water and energy efficient measures, and providing each household with free VTA SmartPasses, FCH will seek out innovative new technologies to showcase in this signature building.
# of units:
First Community Housing
66 units: 16 studios, 16 1-br, 17 two-br, and 17 three-br units
Low-income individuals and families, persons in need of rapid rehousing and users of County of Santa Clara services in need of permanent supportive housing
17965 Monterey Road
Type III (wood) over Type 1 (concrete podium)
SERA Architects, Inc.
Location: 17965 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, USA