Housing for Teachers Breaks Ground in Palo Alto
This month an important milestone was reached with the celebration of the 231 Grant Avenue Educator Workforce Housing development. Santa Clara County is one major step closer to having a its first County-led teacher housing development. County Supervisor Joe Simitian proposed the 110-unit development located at 231 Grant Avenue in Palo Alto in 2018 to help local teachers and other school staff live in the communities they serve, and to help local school districts attract and retain top-quality staff.
The affordable rental apartments will be a mix of studios, one- and two-bedroom units for teachers and other school district employees from four school and community college districts in northern Santa Clara County, as well as schools in southern San Mateo County, including those in Ravenswood City School District. The complex will also include indoor and outdoor communal spaces, landscaped courtyards, vehicle parking, secured bike parking, and other residential amenities.
Local school districts and the City of Palo Alto have committed funding to support the housing development. The project is expected to offer 77 of its 110 units to teachers and staff employed by Palo Alto Unified School District, Los Altos School District, Mountain View Whisman School District, and Foothill-De Anza Community College District.
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