MidPen provides high quality affordable housing and onsite services to establish stability and opportunity in the lives of our residents and revitalize communities across Northern California.
MidPen builds communities that change lives, revitalize neighborhoods and win awards. Since 1970, MidPen has developed and professionally managed over 8,000 homes for low-income families, seniors and those with special needs. MidPen Services provides innovative programs and services that empower our residents to leverage the platform of affordable housing to advance in all areas of their lives. With offices in Foster City, Oakland, Santa Rosa and Watsonville, MidPen works in 11 Northern California counties.
In 1970, a small but influential coalition of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, Stanford faculty and other community leaders came together around a shared concern over the lack of housing in the San Francisco Bay Area. Out of their vision to create affordable housing solutions and with David Packard's personal guarantee on the first line of credit, MidPen Housing was founded.
Driven by the belief that there had to be a better way to build affordable housing, MidPen — along with a handful of other leaders — began to champion a whole new industry. Leaving behind the public housing of the 1970s — known for its poor design, poor management, crime and segregation — we created a new paradigm: beautifully designed, well-managed housing built near good schools and jobs. The kind of communities that make residents proud, revitalize cities, win awards, and make great neighbors.
In the 45 years since our founding, MidPen has built on the passion, pioneering spirit and values of our founders: innovation, collaboration, shaking the status quo and commitment to a clear social mission. We love what we do and invite you to join us
To provide safe, affordable housing of high quality to those in need; establish stability and opportunity in the lives of residents; and foster diverse communities that allow people from all ethnic, social and economic backgrounds to live in dignity, harmony and mutual respect.