Eden Housing revitalizes California communities through its affordable housing development and property management activities, through the partnerships it establishes and the investments it makes in California neighborhoods, and through the resident services programs it provides to meet the needs of its residents.
Eden Housing was founded in 1968 by six community activists who were greatly concerned about the lack of non-discriminatory, affordable housing in Alameda County, California. Using local coffee shops as an informal headquarters, Edenâ€™s founders rehabilitated six older homes in Oakland for first time homebuyer families. Their next project was a much larger undertaking: a 150 unit housing development for seniors in Hayward. Since that time, Eden Housing has developed or acquired 7,300 affordable housing units in 93 properties that have provided homes for more than 60,000 people. Eden currently has more than 1,000 units in its immediate pipeline.
Eden's housing now includes rental apartments, cooperatives, and supportive living environments for families, seniors and people with disabilities. Eden has so far partnered with twenty-eight cities in ten California counties, and it is rapidly expanding its geographical operations to new communities including the Greater Sacramento area, the Central Valley, and Southern California.
Additional information regarding Eden can be found at: www.edenhousing.org