We all know we need more affordable housing. Can you guess which City in Santa Clara County has the highest percentage of affordable housing?

While a diminishing share of housing in the private market is “more affordable,” in this quiz we are referring to homes that have long-term, restricted rents affordable to lower-income households.

Can you find the city with the highest percentage of affordable units?

1.2% of homes in Los Altos are affordable

Ranked 14th of the 15 cities in the county.

Los Altos?
0.8% of homes in Cupertino are affordable

Has the lowest percentage of affordable homes in the County.

Cupertino?
2.6% of homes in Los Gatos are affordable

Ranked 12th of the 15 cities in the county.

Los Gatos?
6.2% of homes in Milpitas are affordable

Ranked 5th of the cities in the county.

Milpitas?
10.2% of homes in Gilroy are affordable

Ranked 2nd of the 15 cities in the county.

Gilroy?
4.1% of homes in Monte Sereno are affordable

Ranked 7th of the 15 cities in the county.

Monte Sereno?
12.2% of homes are affordable in Morgan Hill

Ranked First of the 15 cities in the county.

Morgan Hill?
5% of homes in Santa Clara are affordable

Ranked 6th of the 15 cities in the county

Santa Clara?
3.8% of homes in Mountain View are affordable

Ranked 9th of the 15 cities in the county.

Mountain View?
1.4% of homes in Campbell are affordable

Ranked 13th of the 15 cities in the county.

 

Campbell?
2.7% of homes in Sunnyvale are affordable

Ranked 11th of the 15 cities in the county.

Sunnyvale?
3.5% of homes in Los Altos Hills are affordable

Ranked 10th of the 15 cities in the county.

Los Altos Hills?
9.0% of homes in Palo Alto are affordable

Ranked 3rd of the 15 cities in the county.

Palo Alto?
6.4% of homes in San Jose are affordable

Ranked 4th of the 15 cities in the county.

San Jose?
3.6% of homes in Saratoga are affordable

Ranked 8th of the 15 cities in the county.

Saratoga?

All cities have various methods of tracking their affordable housing stock, and it is challenging to maintain a comprehensive list of all affordable housing that has historically been available within the community. Our goal with this initial study was to begin the conversation, and hopefully improve the accuracy of our inventory as cities further develop their tracking methods. This initial look was focused solely on deed restricted affordable homes in Santa Clara Cities, and some cities also possess units that are not deed restricted, but are made affordable due through other mechanisms. Affordable Housing inventories based on information provided by cities. The cities of Campbell Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Gilroy, Monte Sereno, and the unincorporated County is RHNA reporting from 1999. Percentage of housing stock based on California Department of Finance housing stock inventory. 

Learn more about our current affordable housing assets throughout the county and visit our advocacy hub for current opportunities to engage.

 


All cities have various methods of tracking their affordable housing stock, and it is challenging to maintain a comprehensive list of all affordable housing that has historically been available within the community. Our goal with this initial study was to begin the conversation, and hopefully improve the accuracy of our inventory as cities further develop their tracking methods. This initial look was focused solely on deed restricted affordable homes in Santa Clara Cities, and some cities also possess units that are not deed restricted, but are made affordable due through other mechanisms. Affordable Housing inventories based on information provided by cities. The cities of Campbell Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Gilroy, Monte Sereno, and the unincorporated County is RHNA reporting from 1999. Percentage of housing stock based on California Department of Finance housing stock inventory. 

Learn more about our current affordable housing assets throughout the county and visit our advocacy hub for current opportunities to engage.