John Burns Gardens

John Burns Gardens Front

John Burns Gardens, named in honor of retired Executive Director of the Housing Authority who led the agency for more than 30 years, is one of three projects built by the Housing Authority that was designated as the affordable housing component of the Rivermark Master-Planned community at the old Santa Clara Agnews Hospital site. The development plan includes more than 1,800 homes, a new park, elementary school, retail and commercial center, Safeway market, restaurants and more.


Housing Type: Seniors (at least 62 years old).

Income Requirements: Households must be within the 50% category of the Tax Credit Income Limits. Applicants must meet a minimum income of two times the rent per month. This does not apply to prospective residents with a Section 8 Voucher.

Rental Assistance Type: Tax Credit Property: rents are set below market rate (no subsidy). Tenant-based Vouchers are accepted.

Special Requirements: Households consisting of ALL full-time students may not qualify; one (1) year lease required.

Year Completed: 2003.

Unit Mix: 95 one-bedroom units; 5 two-bedroom units.

Amenities/Special Features: On-site Management, Community Room with kitchen, piano, organ, Computer Room, Coin-operated laundry facilities, Individually locked mailboxes, BBQ grills, Fully landscaped exterior, wall-to-wall carpeting, easy-care vinyl floors in bathroom and kitchen, Stove, Refrigerator, Social Services program through LifeSTEPS, 2 elevators, patio or balcony, Air Conditioning, Secured Building.

Pets: No pets are allowed.

Smoking: No smoking is allowed in the apartments, grounds or common areas. Smokers must exit the property to smoke.