Affordable Housing

The Neighborhoods and Housing Division administers housing programs for extremely low to moderate income renters and homebuyers. The City funds and supports an inventory of affordable rental projects for families, seniors, low wage workers, and developmentally disabled adults. The City’s goal is to create, preserve and improve a range of housing opportunities serving an economically diverse community.

There are two main types of affordable housing in Mountain View:

  • Subsidized apartments affordable primarily to very-low and extremely-low income households, and
  • Below Market Rate (BMR) ownership and rental units affordable to low and moderate income households.

The City, along with other investors, provides funding to subsidize the rents in the affordable apartment developments. There are currently 1,197 subsidized apartments in Mountain View. More information on these affordable apartments can be found on the Subsidized Rental Units web pages.

BMR rental and ownership units are incorporated into some new market rate developments, where up to 10% of the units may be affordable. For BMR ownership units, most developers can be allowed to pay an in-lieu fee that is used to subsidize affordable projects and programs. More information on BMR rental and ownership units can be found on the Below Market Rate Housing and Projects Coming Soon web pages.