Affordable Housing Podcast

Meet Diego Castro, Eden Housing Intern

Meet Diego Castro, Eden Housing Intern
50 Years. 50 Stories.

 
 
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Diego majored in Urban Studies and Planning at San Francisco State, where a professor told him about an internship opportunity at the Non-Profit Housing Association (NPH). That led to an internship with Eden, who manages properties in the neighborhood wh…

From Eden Housing to the White House

From Eden Housing to the White House
50 Years. 50 Stories.

 
 
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Carol Galante was Eden Housing’s second Executive Director in the early 1980s. She also worked in the Obama Administration. Today she teaches about housing policy and affordable housing development, and runs the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC…

Giving Back, A Story of Inspiration

Giving Back, A Story of Inspiration
50 Years. 50 Stories.

 
 
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Everyone has a story, but few compare to that of Dawnna Rieves, Assistant Manager at Eden Housing’s Washington Creek Apartments and Corona Ranch Apartments in Petaluma. In this week’s story, Dawnna shares her path to affordable housing management and her…

Cath Merschel’s Reflections from Eden’s Past

Cath Merschel’s Reflections from Eden’s Past
50 Years. 50 Stories.

 
 
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Cath Merschel, a community activist from San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, became Eden’s third Executive Director in 1987. Her tenure at Eden is marked by her leadership in launching social services programs, hiring trained social workers, and providi…

A Story of Triumph

A Story of Triumph
50 Years. 50 Stories.

 
 
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Adis Bajramovic spent his early life in Bosnia, Herzegovina, during the war. Adis and his family moved to the US when he was only 9. Today, his father has been working at Eden Housing for twelve years and Adis has established himself as a property manage…

Determination, Independence and Self-Sufficiency

Determination, Independence and Self-Sufficiency
50 Years. 50 Stories.

 
 
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Regina lives at Emerson Arms, a 32 unit family affordable housing development in Martinez, CA operated by Eden Housing. Despite her childhood struggles, Regina’s developmental disability has not been a barrier in pursuing her mission to help improve the …

Without Freedom, You Have Nothing

Without Freedom, You Have Nothing
50 Years. 50 Stories.

 
 
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Farideh Hiri shares her journey to freedom in this week’s story. After suffering from oppression in Iran, she now enjoys being close to community and family, and the chance to work in the community garden and attend outings to the SF Symphony. This is wh…

Malissa Roybal, From Resident to Supervisor

Malissa Roybal, From Resident to Supervisor
50 Years. 50 Stories.

 
 
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Malissa Roybal grew up in affordable housing then began working at Eden Housing’s Del Nido apartments in 2013. Since then, she’s been promoted twice and is now a Property Supervisor at nine Eden sites in two counties.

Alta Mira Apartments: A Thriving Community for All Ages

Alta Mira Apartments: A Thriving Community for All Ages
50 Years. 50 Stories.

 
 
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In this episode of Stories from Eden Housing, we meet seniors and children who love living in this apartment complex for a variety of reasons. Comprised of 87 homes for families and 64 homes for seniors, Alta Mira Apartments in Hayward is a thriving comm…

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