East Palo Alto Affordable Housing Development Breaks Ground

March 11, 2024
People standing with shovels at the groundbreaking ceremony of Colibri Commons.

State and local officials and community members recently gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of Colibri Commons, a new affordable housing complex in East Palo Alto. A joint project of EPACANDO and MidPen Housing, Colibri Commons will provide 136 units for individuals and families, in addition to a community room, outdoor recreation areas and an after-school learning center for resident children. The development is being built on long-time vacant city-owned land and is scheduled to be completed in 2025.

Colibri Commons is supported through nearly $20 million in funding from the Department of Community Development’s (HCD) Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program. AHSC is a partnership between HCD, the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and is a part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment.