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African American Cultural Center
Empowering a Legacy
California State Senator Dave Cortese Fuels African American Cultural Center with a Transformative $3 Million Grant!
African American Cultural Center! Create, Develop and build Silicon Valleys African/African Ancestry Signature Project
Our housing partner is a recognized leader in creating green, affordable housing and like our housing partner other new construction projects, the African American Cultural Center Project will be designed as a LEED Platinum project. In addition to sustainable building strategies such as selecting healthy building materials, incorporating water and energy efficient measures, and providing each household with free Eco Passes, our housing partner will seek out innovative new technologies to showcase in this signature building.
The Santa Clara county Board has authorized the County Administration to fund the following six types of housing projects.
- Type 1: Projects that commit at least 50% of the units within the project as Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH), Rapid Rehousing (RRH), or a combination of PSH and RRH units. (Note the County will select and/or approve the target population for PSH units).
- Type 2: Projects that have an affordability structure resulting in an average affordability of 45% of AMI and commit a minimum of 25% of the affordable units as a combination of PSH and RRH, 25% of the affordable units for ELI households and the remaining affordable units for households earning up to 80% AMI. Read more
We expect to serve families and individuals eligible for permanent supportive housing as well as low-income families and individuals earning below 60% AMI. While a specific unit count has not been determined yet, our housing partner has experience building and managing as few as 35 units of supportive housing to as many as 135 units. Unit mixes for permanent supportive housing and family housing include Studios, 1Br and 2Br. Residents will have easy access to the on-site health clinic as well as supportive services facilities depending on the population.
Our Strategic Initiatives
304 N. 6th St.
San Jose, Ca 95112