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  • Success Stories   

    Posada de Colores is home to 113 seniors in the Fruitvale district of Oakland. The 100- unit building is owned by Unity Council and was built in 1976. At the time of upgrade, many of the original building systems were still in place. The upgrade project gathered loans and grants from HUD and the City of Oakland.

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  • Erna P. Harris Court, Berkeley
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    Erna P. Harris Court in the City of Berkeley was first conceived of as an affordable housing development for very-low income and formerly homeless persons in 1994. In 2011, RCD substantially renovated Erna P. Harris Court to reposition the property for thirty more years of service. 
     
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  • Fairmount Apartments, Oakland
    Success Stories   
    In early 2010, Affordable Housing Associates, a nonprofit developer that creates high-quality homes for low-income families, got started on a top-to-bottom rehab of a dilapidated 31-unit building they had acquired in the Adams Point area of Oakland. Their goal was to make it not just habitable but beautiful, green and permanently affordable
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    Built by Brookfield Homes Southland, Colony Park is a community of 339 townhomes and flats in Anaheim located within walking distance to downtown.

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    The ReUse People of Alameda County, Inc. provide salvaging services, deconstruction consulting, and reuse sales of building materials for the Bay Area, Los Angeles and San Diego. When they needed to expand transportation capabilities, The ReUse People received a loan to purchase additional trailers and a used bobtail truck.
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    Merritt Crossing is the first building in California to achieve Energy Star certification under the multifamily high-rise rating system. The project also received LEED Platinum, GreenPoint Rated and Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape certifications.

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  • Cottonwood Place, a Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape in Fremont, CA
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    At Cottonwood Place in Fremont, nonprofit housing developer Eden Housing has created a beautiful, healthy community for low income seniors. This innovative development, which includes 98 private apartments, was constructed using green building and Bay-Friendly landscaping methods and incorporates a number of features to ensure its long-term energy efficiency and sustainability.
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  • Harmon Gardens apartments, Berkeley
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    Harmon Gardens provides 15 studio apartments for one of the Bay Area's most underserved populations, transition-age youth. The community provides a permanent home where residents can develop independent living skills while receiving supportive services.
     
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    The Dona Spring Municipal Animal Shelter, a beautiful new facility at the north end of Berkeley's Aquatic Park, replaces a well-worn shelter built in the 1950s. Named in honor Dona Spring, a former Berkeley Councilmember and longtime advocate for animal welfare, the new shelter is highly visible from the freeway and more accessible to visitors and volunteers.
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  • Shinsei Gardens Apartments, Alameda - A Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape
    Success Stories   

    Shinsei Gardens is an award-winning housing development with 39 apartments for low-income households. With a Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape and LEED Platinum and GreenPoint Rated buildings, the project provides residents with a healthy and attractive environment indoors and outdoors.

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