Eden Housing Celebrates Grand Opening of Belle Terre

Lafayette welcomes seniors to new affordable apartment homes

Eden Housing and the city of Lafayette will celebrate the grand opening of Belle Terre, 46 new affordable apartment homes for seniors on Friday, May 16th at 12:00 PM.  Belle Terre is affordable to senior households earning 20% to 50% of the Contra Costa County Area Median Income, with an average annual income totaling just $15,000. Belle Terre also includes 17 apartments targeted to seniors with physical disabilities. Mayor Don Tatzin and representatives from Contra Costa County and the State of California, together with funding partners, are scheduled to join the celebration on Friday.

“We’re thrilled to help provide affordable housing to 66 seniors and allow them to age in place – here in Lafayette”, stated Mayor Don Tatzin. “The City of Lafayette is proud to welcome these seniors home to Belle Terre.”

Belle Terre, Eden Housing's first development in Lafayette, provides 46 new affordable rental homes for lower income seniors. This beautiful new community is conveniently located in downtown Lafayette, close to transit and amenities.  Highlights include an onsite manager's unit, exercise room, a community room that opens onto an outdoor patio, two sunrooms that overlook a second story courtyard, a computer learning center/library, and raised planters for resident gardening. Residents also have access to a subsided resident shuttle and supportive services designed to help them "age in place" and live independently.

“California’s most vulnerable population is also its most valuable resource,” said Linda Mandolini, President of Eden Housing.  “It is a joy to be able to welcome these residents to their new homes. We are grateful for the hard work the City of Lafayette and all of our funding partners.”

Funding and other support for the project came from the Contra Costa County Department of Conservation and Development;  Housing Authority of Contra Costa County;  State of California Department of Housing and Community Development; Bank of America and Union Bank.  The celebration is sponsored by Union Bank and L & D Construction Co..

Speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony shall include Lafayette Mayor Don Tatzin; Senator Mark DeSaulnier; Supervisor Candice Andersen; Assemblymember Joan Buchanan; Joseph Villareal, Executive Director, Contra Costa County Housing Authority; Jonathan Klein, Union Bank; Gabe Speyer, Bank of America; Representative from the Office of Congressman George Miller; Evan Gerberding, Housing and Community Development; Representative, from the Office of Assemblymember Susan Bonilla, Rick Williams, East Bay Housing Organizations

EDITORS NOTE:  Lunch and tours will be provided after the program. Resident and property photographs are available; please contact Communication Manager, Breanne Long at 510.247.8112 or blong@edenhousing.org to request.

About Eden Housing 

In its 45 years of service in California, non-profit Eden Housing has provided a home for more than 65,000 people.  Hayward-based Eden Housing is the long-term owner-operator of its developments, and is committed to preserving and maintaining its buildings as community assets and supporting residents with a range of services.  Since its founding in 1968, Eden Housing has developed or acquired 7,500 homes and 73,069 square feet of adjoining commercial/retail space in 100 properties.  Eden provides professional property management and supportive resident services to families and individuals living in its portfolio of nearly 7,000 apartment homes throughout California.    For more information about Eden Housing, visit www.edenhousing.org.  View Eden Housing’s 45th Anniversary Digital Report.



Release Date: 
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Date Updated: 
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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