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Eden Housing Celebrates 55 Years of Creating High-Quality Sustainable Housing Throughout California

October 23, 2023

– Nonprofit has developed, acquired or preserved nearly 12,000 homes and served 22,000 residents from all cultures and backgrounds since its inception –

What: Eden Housing is proudly celebrating 55 years of creating and overseeing high-quality affordable housing communities that advance equity and opportunity for all; and acknowledging its many partners who helped make its projects a reality.

The organization was founded in 1968 by a small but tenacious group of community activists in Hayward, California, who were concerned about the lack of accessible, affordable housing in Alameda County. They started by rehabilitating six older homes in Oakland to accommodate six low-income families and soon after developed a much larger project for seniors in Hayward.

Since its humble beginnings, Eden, in partnership with local, regional, state and federal partners, has developed or acquired nearly 12,000 homes in communities throughout California with over 100,000 residents from all cultures and backgrounds having come home to an Eden community.

When: Friday, October 27, at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Hayward City Hall (777 B St, Hayward, CA  94541)

Photo and Video Opportunities:  Special guests and speakers include:

Eden Housing’s Impact:   

Eden Housing has significantly increased housing for low- to very-low-income Californians:

Presenting sponsors: US Bank and Wells Fargo


Eden Housing is a non-profit organization with 55 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.