Employer Sponsored Housing

Employers are increasingly playing a larger role in the welfare of their employees. In addition to health care benefits, retirement plans, and wellness programs, some employers have raised the bar and created much-needed, affordable homes for their employees. MBEP applauds these creative and innovative efforts that provide benefits for the company, the employees, and the community.

There are many considerations for employers who want to provide staff housing. The resources, timelines, and milestones you will see in the projects below are some key considerations for an employer-sponsored housing project. If you would like your project featured, please contact MBEP President, Kate Roberts. Projects for consideration must meet all five of our selection criteria. Click here for details.

California Employer-Sponsored Housing Projects

Spreckles Crossing – Agriculture:

Location: Spreckles, CA
Number of Units: 100
Company Name: Tanimura & Antle
Number of Employees: 2200
Year Started: 2015
Year Complete: 2016
Architect: The Paul Davis Partnership
Engineer: Whitson Engineers
Developer/Contractor: Avila Construction
Landscaping: BFS Landscape Architecture
Uniqueness: Seasonal, agricultural employee only
Notes: None
Website: None
Project Timeline: Click here.
“Tanimura & Antle is committed to investing in its employees by providing a safe, affordable and comfortable housing option in the Spreckels Crossing residential community during the Salinas harvest season.”  
Wesley Van Camp, VP – Legal & General Counsel, Tanimura & Antle

Cañada Vista – Education:

Location: Redwood City, CA
Number of Units: 60
Company Name: San Mateo Community College District
Number of Employees: 960
Year Started: 2009
Year Complete: 2010
Architect: KTGY Architecture + Planning
Engineer: L.S. Mason & Associates
Developer/Contractor: Thompson Dorfman Partners, LLC
Landscaping: Gates & Associates
Uniqueness: Faculty and Staff
Notes: The District is able to build first class, market rate housing and offer below-market rents because 1) it owns the land (land costs do not need to be included in the cost of ownership or operations); 2) it financed the project with a tax-exempt issue; 3) the property is property-tax exempt; and 4) the District does not have a profit motive. Rents from the project are set at a level that is sufficient to pay back all costs of construction, financing, maintenance and operations and fund a long-term capital reserve.
“The ability to offer housing helps establish the District as an appealing destination for top-notch educators.  We are able to recruit and retain some of the brightest and best employees at all levels to serve our students.
Ron Galatolo, Chancellor, San Mateo County Community College District