The City of Sunnyvale approved the Edwina Benner Plaza Apartments by the non-profit affordable housing developer MidPen Housing Corporation. Just months later, construction began on the affordable housing project named after the first female mayor in California, Edwina Benner, who served as mayor of Sunnyvale from 1924 to 1926 and again from 1937 to 1938. Greenbelt Alliance was delighted to attend the Grand Opening of Edwina Benner Plaza, along with non-profit affordable housing developer MidPen Housing Corporation and their partners. The Edwina Benner Plaza Apartments will provide 66 new homes for low-income residents, along with community rooms, play areas, and after-school facilities, on an underutilized 1.32-acre lot. These new homes will be especially helpful in addressing the region’s housing affordability crisis. Learn more about the Edwina Benner Plaza here.