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Approximately $7.8 million in Below Market Rate housing funds is available under this Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to support the acquisition, rehabilitation or new construction of housing that will provide long-term affordability. The City of Menlo Park intends for this funding to fill the financing gap between the projected total development costs and other available funding sources.

Qualified developers of affordable housing who can meet the NOFA qualifications and demonstrate their ability to design, build, and manage affordable housing are encouraged to submit proposals. All proposals are due no later than 5:00 pm, Monday, Nov. 2, 2015. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered. The City Council will award funding on a competitive basis to those projects that are most successful in addressing the City’s affordable housing needs through the creation of deed-restricted affordable units.

The City is seeking proposals demonstrating:

  • an understanding of the community;
  • the unique attributes and opportunities of the neighborhood where the project would be located;
  • successful experience in developing and managing affordable housing; and
  • a commitment to an inclusive and informative public participation process.

You can download the application packet and the deadline to submit your application is Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, by 5:00 pm.

For more information, please contact Senior Planner Deanna Chow.

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Menlo Park resident Jonathan Nash participates in National Outdoor Leadership School

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Menlo Park resident Jonathan Nash, 20, recently completed a semester course in New Zealand with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Nash and his coursemates kicked of their semester with a 24-day canoeing section traveling on the Clarence river of New Zealand for 120 miles. The group traveled in 6 tandem canoes down the river. […]

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August 4 is National Night Out – activities planned in Menlo Park and Atherton

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National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime,” began in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie. It will be held this year on August 4. Menalto Corners in the Willows area of Menlo Park will be hosting one neighborhood event. You can register your neighborhood block party […]

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USGS public lecture on July 30 looks at Giant Cascadia Earthquake

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The Giant Cascadia Earthquake of January 26, 1700: Detective Stories from North America and Japan is the subject of the next USGS free public lecture to be give by Brian Atwater on July 30 at 7:00 pm. He’ll examine: A tsunami from western North America entered Japanese written history in Jan 1700 Decades of basic research on […]

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Menlo Park City Manager announces department-level staffing changes

City Manager Alex D. McIntyre announced several upcoming personnel changes at City Hall. The City of Menlo Park’s Assistant City Manager Starla Jerome-Robinson was honored by the City Council this past week upon the announcement of her retirement effective July 31. Jerome-Robinson has served the city as assistant manager for nearly seven years and oversaw […]

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Fire in Sharon Heights destroys home with loss estimated to be $1 million

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A passer by called in to report a structure fire at 3:16 am this morning on Trinity Drive in the Sharon Heights neighborhood of Menlo Park along the golf course. Menlo Park Fire Engine 4 arrived at 3:22 am, reporting a well-involved structure fire with heavy fire coming out of the front of the building. Fire […]

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Woman suspected of embezzling $1 million dollars from Menlo Park landscaping firm is arrested

Menlo Park Police detectives and officers arrested Shannon Cardenas, 39, of San Mateo, today at her place of employment in Redwood City. She is suspected of embezzling over $1 million from the Menlo Park business, Creekside Landscaping, Inc., over a span of two years. Cardenas was hired to work at Creekside Landscaping, Inc. as the office manager […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club announces speakers through August – public welcome

Every Tuesday, the Kiwanis Club of Menlo Park meets at Allied Arts for its weekly meeting. There is usually a speaker and the general public is invited as long as they make a reservation in advance. Several speakers from Stanford will cover topics from Concussions & Athletics to the Planned Stanford Plaza at 500 El Camino. […]

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LUCE returns to Menlo Park for Blue Rock House concert

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The band LUCE began in 2002 when a young house painter named Tom Luce decided he would pursue a life long dream of writing and recording his very first CD. What he never imagined was that this CD, featuring the song Good Day would begin a career that would take his band and him on […]

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PartnerShop in Menlo Park to benefit Children’s Health Council on July 26

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Children’s Health Council, a local non-profit serving Bay Area children and families for over 60 years, will be the beneficiary of a PartnerSHOP this Sunday, July 26, in the courtyard of the Stanford Park Hotel from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. Featured products at the benefit sale will include beautiful hand smocked and hand embroidered […]

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Former Menlo Park Legends get drafted by Major League Baseball teams

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As the current Menlo Park Legends team is in the midst of this season, former players are about to start their own in the big leagues. Five former Legends have recently been drafted into Major League Baseball. They all showed great potential for professional baseball while they played summer ball with the Legends. After the […]

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