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Housing Authority Gets $20.6 Million for North Housing Senior Apartments

The Housing Authority of the City of Alameda (AHA) has received $20.6 million dollars from the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to help build North Housing Senior Apartments, affordable housing for residents aged 62 and older.

Alameda Post - a rendering of the outside of North Housing Senior Apartments
Photo rendering of the North Housing Senior Apartments. Image AHA.

These senior apartments will be the first phase of the long-planned North Housing community development project. The land, which was originally owned by the Housing Authority in the 1940s, was granted back to AHA in 2019 by the U.S. Department of Navy via the surplus land act. Fittingly, 25% of the residents at North Housing Senior Apartments will be veterans in need of supportive housing.

“Studios and one-bedroom apartments are in very high demand in the City of Alameda,” said AHA Board Chair Carly Grob, “and fill a great need for both seniors and previously homeless military veterans.” This senior property will include 64 affordable apartments for seniors only (ages 62 years and older) and will have 40 studios, 23 one-bedroom apartments, and a two-bedroom apartment for an onsite manager.

Island City Development, an AHA affiliate, will be the developer of this project. The architect will be HKIT Architects ( Once the property opens, all leasing and property management services will be provided by FPI Management. AHA staff is actively planning for the development project to begin construction in late 2023 or early 2024.

North Housing Senior residents will enjoy property amenities that include a community room, indoor mailroom/lobby, on-site parking, on-site laundry room, bike parking, Wi-Fi hotspot, and on-site property management. AHA’s social services partner, LifeSTEPS, will provide case management and resident services that connect seniors to resources such as food, medical, rental assistance, transportation, hoarding resources, social activities, to name a few.

To get email updates about North Housing, complete the online registration form on the AHA website.

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