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March 2023, Newsletter

Teacher housing site approved for West Valley

This month, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved the acquisition of a large parcel of land in Cupertino for affordable housing, beginning with a teacher housing development.

“No one wins when local teachers and school employees have to commute from miles and miles away,” said Simitian. “Time in the car is time that can’t be spent helping a struggling student; or preparing lesson plans; or attending any number of events that make up the fabric of our schools. By having teachers and school staff work and live nearby, we’re strengthening their role in the community.”

County Supervisors Joe Simitian and Otto Lee proposed the effort to bring educator housing to the West Valley last year, building upon the work Simitian championed in Palo Alto to develop housing for teachers and school staff at 231 Grant Avenue. The North County teacher housing development is anticipated to break ground this spring, and Simitian said he’s “excited about expanding the effort to West Valley school districts and their staff.”

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