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Mariposa Club Apartments accepting waitlist applications for affordable units

660 Mariposa Avenue. Photo courtesy city of Mountain View.

Mariposa Club Apartments, an affordable rental housing project located at 660 Mariposa Ave. in Mountain View, is currently accepting waiting list applications for two- and one-bedroom apartments as well as studios.

The Mariposa Club apartment complex was made into affordable housing as part of an agreement between the city of Mountain View and Prometheus, which bills itself as the largest private owner of multifamily properties in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“They (Prometheus) were working on a complex on Villa Street not too far away that is a mostly market rate project, with a small number of onsite affordable units,” Mountain View Mayor Lucas Ramirez told the Voice. “What Prometheus offered was, instead of providing inclusionary housing as part of the market rate project on Villa, they proposed to deed restrict Mariposa to provide those units as affordable in perpetuity.”

The proposal came at a time when the city was contending with a number of redevelopment proposals that would require demolishing existing, naturally affordable apartments, Ramirez said.

Through an agreement with local affordable housing nonprofit Alta Housing, Prometheus maintains ownership of the building and Alta manages the low-income housing.

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Anyone interested in applying to live at the Mariposa Club Apartments must fill out an Alta Housing application, signed by all adult household members, and return the application to the leasing office located at 660 Mariposa Ave. by or before 4 p.m. on Oct. 31. Priority will be given to applicants who live or work in Mountain View.

Find the application in Spanish here.

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Malea Martin
Malea Martin covers the city hall beat in Mountain View. Before joining the Mountain View Voice in 2022, she covered local politics and education for New Times San Luis Obispo, a weekly newspaper on the Central Coast of California. Read more >>

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Mariposa Club Apartments accepting waitlist applications for affordable units

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Uploaded: Mon, Jun 27, 2022, 2:47 pm

Mariposa Club Apartments, an affordable rental housing project located at 660 Mariposa Ave. in Mountain View, is currently accepting waiting list applications for two- and one-bedroom apartments as well as studios.

The Mariposa Club apartment complex was made into affordable housing as part of an agreement between the city of Mountain View and Prometheus, which bills itself as the largest private owner of multifamily properties in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“They (Prometheus) were working on a complex on Villa Street not too far away that is a mostly market rate project, with a small number of onsite affordable units,” Mountain View Mayor Lucas Ramirez told the Voice. “What Prometheus offered was, instead of providing inclusionary housing as part of the market rate project on Villa, they proposed to deed restrict Mariposa to provide those units as affordable in perpetuity.”

The proposal came at a time when the city was contending with a number of redevelopment proposals that would require demolishing existing, naturally affordable apartments, Ramirez said.

Through an agreement with local affordable housing nonprofit Alta Housing, Prometheus maintains ownership of the building and Alta manages the low-income housing.

Anyone interested in applying to live at the Mariposa Club Apartments must fill out an Alta Housing application, signed by all adult household members, and return the application to the leasing office located at 660 Mariposa Ave. by or before 4 p.m. on Oct. 31. Priority will be given to applicants who live or work in Mountain View.

Find the application in Spanish here.

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Old Mountain View

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on Jun 29, 2022 at 2:22 pm
Name hidden, Old Mountain View

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on Jun 29, 2022 at 2:22 pm

Due to repeated violations of our Terms of Use, comments from this poster are automatically removed. Why?


scccommenter
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Castro City
on Jun 30, 2022 at 10:16 pm
scccommenter, Castro City
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on Jun 30, 2022 at 10:16 pm

Just understand this critical part of the story:

This is applications for a WAIT LIST, who knows how long these applications will take to be processed and whether anyone will actually be provided any housing in this situation.

This is a very cruel article because as we all know it can take years for wait lists to actually provide housing. There is no mention of how long it will take to get approval or be allowed to move in. This appears to be a rather disingenuous promise from Prometheus and its intent.

In fact this is an attempt to get a new housing project approved, where they will REVERSE their actions after the fact. Of just claim they didn't get any applicants that qualify for their standards of entry.


People Need Water
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Shoreline West
on Jul 6, 2022 at 8:33 am
People Need Water, Shoreline West
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on Jul 6, 2022 at 8:33 am

This is so smart, affordable housing! Let's make everything affordable! What are we waiting for??


scccommenter
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Castro City
on Jul 6, 2022 at 1:55 pm
scccommenter, Castro City
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on Jul 6, 2022 at 1:55 pm

What people do not understand until recently is that Covid is still a wildfire. The science says that every 1000 infections results in at least 1 more variant. The SCC has seen 1000 cases a day for about 2 months now. It is amazing that people think it is over. Recent news in the SF Chron and the SJ Merc is proving it is still a wildfire.

And you think this situation is going to provide either affordable housing and water? Time for people to get prepared for a VERY LONG COVID YEAR


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