Employed Residents: 37,798
Housing Units: 22,778
Employed Residents per Household: 1.72
Jobs per Employed Resident: 1.25
Jobs-Housing Balance Ratio: 2.07
Source: ACS 2017 5 year estimates
Low-Wage Jobs-Housing Fit Ratio: 9.50
Source: 2015 LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics
For more information about the jobs/housing calculations visit our jobs and housing page.
2019 Homeless Count: 125 persons, all unsheltered (+89% from 2017)
Source: 2019 Homeless Point In Time Count
Average Monthly Rent: $2,543
Rent Change Year over Year: -11%
Source: Rent Cafe, April 2021
|Extremely Low-Income||Very Low-Income||Low-Income||Moderate Income||Total Units||Affordable % of Total Housing Stock|
SOURCE: Units reported in the Housing Element Annual Performance Report that received building permits in 2019 were added to the unit counts in the previously reported 2018 Base Year table. This methodology necessarily means that any ELI units, if any, are included in the VLI category since that is how HCD has required production data to be reported. The RHNA data on new units relies on self-reporting by jurisdiction and can include units for which building permits were issued that never got built. The percentage of the total housing stock in the community is based the California Department of Finance’s Table E-5.
See more information on our affordable housing assets page.
Milpitas Development Pipeline
|Application Submitted||Approved Projects||Projects Under Construction||Total|
|Anticipated New Jobs||1,001||746||1,236||2,983|
|Jobs Per Unit||0.42|
2014-2022 Regional Housing Needs Allocation
Milpitas Permit Progress as of 2019
|Affordability Level||RHNA Goal||Permits as of 2019||Percent Progress|
|Very Low Income||1,004||10||1%|
Permitting progress as of December 2019. Source: HCD 2019 Housing Element Annual Progress Report Permit Summary.
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
All California cities and counties are mandated to permit ADUs and JADUs according to state law. The Legislature further updated ADU and JADU law effective January 1, 2021 to clarify and improve various provisions in order to promote the development of ADUs and junior accessory dwelling units (JADUs). These include allowing ADUs and JADUs to be built concurrently with a single-family dwelling, opening areas where ADUs can be created to include all zoning districts that allow single-family and multifamily uses, modifying fees from utilities such as special districts and water corporations, limited exemptions or reductions in impact fees, and reduced parking requirements. Please see the Accessory Dwelling Unit Handbook (PDF) for more information for local government bodies and homeowners interested in adding an ADU or JADU to their property. Our partner, the Housing Trust of Silicon Valley has kicked-off a major initiative, Small Homes, Big Impact to support ADU development throughout Santa Clara County, including outreach and education, and potential new financing mechanisms.
|2017||2018||2019||2020||Total||% of Countywide Total|
Affordable Housing Policies
Housing Element Policies
- A range of financial incentives for developers who agree to provide affordable units, including loans, grants, and fee reductions or waivers.
- Relaxation of development standards in order to achieve more intensive land utilization and, as a result, lower per-unit land costs. Such modifications include reduced parking requirements, increased height limits, density bonuses, and reduced setback requirements.
- Production of units affordable to extremely low-income households is encouraged in affordable housing developments, with financial subsidies provided to developers to achieve affordability to ELI households.
- Milpitas has adopted a density bonus ordinance to encourage affordable housing development.
On June 12, 2018, the City Council passed an Affordable Housing Ordinance (AHO), which included a Inclusionary Housing program that requires residential developers to set aside 15% of the units in any new development of 10 units or more. The AHO allows developers to meet this 15% inclusionary housing obligation by providing affordable rental units for very low or low income households and affordable ownership units for very low, low or moderate income households. On March 5th, 2019, the Council adopted an In-Lieu fee of $31 per square foot, as an alternative to incorporating inclusionary units into new developments. Cities are required by State law to provide alternative ways of addressing inclusionary requirements. Milpitas requires that developers wanting to pay this fee will have to receive council approval.
Affordable Housing Impact Fees
On March 5th, 2019, Council voted to adopt Affordable Housing impact fees non-residential development as part of their affordable housing ordinance. These fees will mature over the next 2 years to $4 per square foot for new warehouse industrial development, and $8 per square foot for office and retail.
- City of Milpitas 2015-2023 Housing Element
- City of Milpitas Inclusionary Housing Resolution
- City of Milpitas Mobile Home Ordinance
- City of Milpitas Housing Department
- City of Milpitas Planning Department