Renewable energy solutions and green construction methods are typically not associated with affordable housing, but in fact, the pairing makes sense. The newly-constructed Fourth Street Apartments offer 100 low-rent housing units to families in the San Jose area making 60% or less of the area median income. Features like the solar PV system and energy-efficient windows reduce the building’s electricity costs, allowing monies saved to be used for resident services.
Fourth Street residents enjoy comfortable, affordable housing, a complimentary transit pass for the light rail train just two blocks from the building, special needs services, an on-site laundry facility, and a state-of-the-art solar energy system that provides shade to a rooftop balcony. More information can be found at the Fourth Street Apartments website.