Below Market Rate (BMR) Housing


Mountain View's requires that developers set aside 10% of all new housing units for low and moderate income persons. In many cases the developer may pay an in-lieu fee instead of providing the units. The in-lieu fee would be used to build new affordable housing in Mountain View or support other affordable housing programs.

  • BMR ownership housing is targeted to median income households earning 80%-100% of the area median income.
  • BMR rental housing is targeted to low-income households earning between 50%-80% of the area median income.

The City Council adopted a priority system for BMR units giving first preference to the following people (in the following order):

  • Mountain View public safety employee
  • Public school teachers who work in Mountain View.
  • Households who live in Mountain View 
  • Households who work in Mountain View for at least two years.

If you are interested in the BMR program, you can be put on an interest list to be notified should any units become available. To be added to the interest list, please contact at the Palo Alto Housing Corporation (650) 321-9709 or click on the “Interest List” link on the left side.