Eden Housing Breaks Ground for New 100-Unit La Avenida Apartment Community in Mountain View

La Avenida Apartments, Mountain View, Eden Housing, North Bayshore

La Avenida Apartments will bring affordable housing to individuals and families, including veterans and formerly unhoused individuals

Many Californians are facing a massive affordable-housing crisis, as both rent prices skyrocket and home prices continue to fall outside of a typical buyer’s budget. This is why organizations like Eden Housing have partnered with local, county and state officials, as well as other affordable housing advocates to bring more affordable housing options to the Bay Area. 

At the first event kicking off its 55-year anniversary celebration, Eden Housing broke ground in the City of Mountain View for the new La Avenida Apartment community [located at 1188 Armand Drive]. This 100-unit building will enhance the North Bayshore region and advance Mountain View’s vision for a more vibrant neighborhood that is affordable to all income levels. A quarter of the units will be dedicated as Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing, while seven units will provide permanent housing for the homeless, and the remaining will be reserved to those earning between 30 to 60% of the area’s median income.

The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Alison Hicks, Mayor of the City of Mountain View, and Pat Showalter, Vice Mayor of the City of Mountain View, along with other city council members; Marc Berman, Assemblymember; Joe Simitian Supervisor of Santa Clara County; and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, as well as other leading affordable housing advocates, partners and lenders. 

Remarks reflected the importance of strong collaboration and the need for more affordable housing: “It’s a common commitment and a moral responsibility in our society that people have a home. A home is the sanctuary for a family,” said Congresswoman Eshoo. “When we work together in partnership, there’s really no limit to the progress we can make,” added Supervisor Simitian. Assemblymember Berman echoed that sentiment, also emphasizing that “Building 100 units on less than an acre is incredible. I wish we could build more affordable housing at this density.” 

This project took advantage of SB 35 and will help ensure that the lower-income workforce and those on fixed incomes can continue to live and work within the region, with access to transportation and proximity to a variety of amenities. La Avenida Apartment community will provide support services on site, such as health and wellness, career, and educational and financial literacy training to help ensure residents succeed in their new homes. Amenity spaces will include a community room that opens onto a landscaped open space, a computer room and laundry facilities. The LEED-certified complex will include many climate-friendly features such as solar panels, high efficiency light fixtures and Energy Star appliances.

The estimated completion date is for August 2024.

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