Affirmed Housing Breaks Ground on San Jose Community

The project will be developed for formerly homeless individuals and include a temporary housing section, which will accommodate 20 people waiting for permanent housing.

By Evelyn Jozsa

Villas on the Park, 280 North 2nd Street, San Jose

Villas on the Park, 280 North 2nd Street, San Jose

Affirmed Housing has begun the construction of Villas on the Park, comprising a total of 83 low-income housing tax credit studios for formerly homeless individuals in downtown San Jose. The development will also feature an interim housing section consisting of five studios, capable of accommodating 20 homeless individuals waiting for permanent housing. The project is funded by Tax Credits, Bank of America, California Community Reinvestment Corp., the city of San Jose and the county of Santa Clara.

Located at 280 N. 2nd St. in the heart of San Jose, the development will be situated a half block north of the historic St. James Park. The six-story property will feature a landscaped outdoor deck area, a community room and teaching kitchen. The community will also include resident management and case worker offices, as well as Path, a nonprofit service provider that will provide resident services.

“I am a very proud supporter of the development Villas on the Park in my District,” said Councilmember Raul Peralez, in prepared remarks. “Villas on the Park will provide 83 permanent homes and shelter, as well as services to our most chronic homeless residents. This is the model in which we as a city should be looking at for supportive housing that includes the collaboration of both public and private sectors. This will serve as a positive addition to District 3 and the San Jose community.”

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