Peacock Commons fulfills the need for permanent, affordable housing. It features studios, one, two and three bedroom units for young adults between the ages of 18-25, some who have infants and toddlers. This 28-unit complex is a safe haven that also provides live-in mentors serving as role models. They make a positive difference by teaching independent living skills, financial literacy, cooking and parenting classes, as well as helping with things like attaining a drivers license.
Without the help of a generous Utility rebate from Silicon Valley Power (SVP) and a large group of city, county and non-profit funding sources, the apartments would be relying solely on the Utility for electricity. The new 41.2 kW solar electric system provides enough energy to power their water heating needs, all the common area electricity plus all exterior and courtyard lighting. The solar system will save the Peacock Commons approximately $7,500 in the first year alone, and the 25 year electricity savings are estimated to be over $300,000.