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Fruitvale Avenue Homes, Oakland, CA

Photo credit: Geoffrey Holton & Associates
In 2003, East Bay Habitat for Humanity (EBH), an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, built four single-family homes in Oakland’s Fruitvale District. The two-story town homes have a living room, kitchen and laundry downstairs, three bedrooms with one and a half baths or four bedrooms with two baths upstairs, and small private yards. This was East Bay Habitat for Humanity’s first green development.
With support from the City of Oakland, EBH received grants from StopWaste for architectural services and materials. In addition, StopWaste provided the architects and EBH’s staff with access to professional green building consultants who provided practical, technical assistance on green construction practices. Thanks to the success of this project, EBH incorporated green building techniques and materials in subsequent developments.