40 Teachers Win Spots in District Housing

From Times Wire Reports

Forty teachers in one of the nation's tightest housing markets won coveted spots in inexpensive apartments being built on school district property as part of a program believed to be the first of its kind anywhere.

About 85 Santa Clara teachers entered the lottery for the new apartments. The complex is expected to open next spring with rents about half the market rate.

School district officials hope it helps them retain new teachers, who are increasingly fleeing Silicon Valley's high cost of living.

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