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Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting for Corsair Flats and The Starling to Take Place May 6

May 6, 2022

Developments to provide a combined 130 new affordable homes for lower-income families, seniors and veterans at the historic former Naval Air Station base in Alameda

What:

Local and state officials, affordable housing advocates and Eden Housing are celebrating the grand opening of Corsair Flats and The Starling, two housing developments that will serve some of the community’s most vulnerable, including lower-income seniors, veterans and families.

When:

Friday, May 6, 2022, 11 a.m.

Where:

171 West Atlantic Avenue, Alameda

Who:  

About Corsair Flats and The Starling

Corsair Flats is the first building constructed as part of the Alameda Point Site master development. The new homes for seniors are built on the historic former Naval Air Station base with beautiful views of the Bay. The community has four floors, all with elevator access. The ground floor has a community room with a kitchen, computer lab, on-site laundry facilities, bike storage, community gardens and a courtyard with seating areas. It provides 60 homes for seniors with 30 set aside for unhoused people, including 28 homes for unhoused veterans. Supportive services are provided through a collaboration among Operation Dignity, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Eden Housing Resident Services, Inc.

The Starling (formerly known as Alameda Point Family) is another new construction project that is part of the redevelopment of the former Naval Air Station in Alameda. It has 70 units in one four-story building, dedicated to families and individuals, including 21 that will be set aside for unhoused people. The Starling will incorporate numerous green design elements, such as solar photovoltaic panels, a solar thermal system, low VOC paints, drought-resistant landscaping, high-efficiency fixtures, Energy Star appliances and more. These features provide a healthier living environment, maximize energy and water efficiency and minimize residents’ utility costs. The project also includes supportive services through a collaboration with the County of Alameda’s Health Care Services Agency, as well as Abode Services and Eden Housing Resident Services Inc.

Funding and sponsors for Corsair Flats: City of Alameda, Housing Authority of the City of Alameda, Alameda County, California Department of Housing and Community Development, California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, Union Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, Alameda Point Partners.

Funding and sponsors for The Starling: City of Alameda, Housing Authority of the City of Alameda, Alameda County, California Department of Housing and Community Development, California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, Wells Fargo, California Community Reinvestment Corporation, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, Alameda Point Partners.

About Eden Housing

Eden Housing is a non-profit organization with more than 50 years of experience providing safe and affordable housing that helps families stay secure, allows communities to thrive, and solves many of the most pressing housing challenges facing California cities. Since its inception, the Bay Area-based organization has developed more than 10,000 affordable homes and is a leader in making its residential communities environmentally sustainable and efficient through integrating energy conservation. Eden is also known as a champion of housing policy advocacy at the local, state, and national level, supporting practices that both create and preserve affordable housing for diverse communities. Learn more at: www.edenhousing.org.


Media Contact:

Birgit Johnston
Johnston Communications for Eden Housing
(408) 656 8025, birgitjohnston@me.com