The Fireside Grand Opening - 12/13/10





WHAT: Grand Opening of The Fireside Apartments


WHO: Marin County Supervisor Charles McGlashan; Assembly Member Jared Huffman; Nicholas Randall, Eden Housing Board of Directors; Linda Mandolini, Executive Director of Eden Housing; Daniel Lopez, President of Citizens Housing Corporation; Steven Spears, Executive Director of California Housing Finance Agency; Owen Williams, Vice President of Enterprise Community Investment, Inc; Richard Gross, Vice President of Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.; Jeanne Burke, Senior Vice President of Bank of America, N.A.; Nadine Ford, Branch Chief of California Department of Housing and Community Development; Daniel Nackerman, Executive Director of Marin Housing; Carolyn Attkisson, President of Tamalpais Pacific; Mary Kay Sweeney, Executive Director of Homeward Bound of Marin; Emmie Morgan, Field Representative, Office of Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey; LaMonte Bishop, Senior Representative, Office of State Senator Mark Leno; and residents of The Fireside.

WHEN: Monday, December 13, 2010 at 12:00– 1:30pm


WHERE: 115 Shoreline Highway, Mill Valley, CA 94941


Located in Unincorporated Marin County, The Fireside provides 50 new affordable apartments and a community center for lower income seniors, families and individuals with special needs. In partnership with Homeward Bound of Marin and Marin County Community Mental Health, a robust package of supportive social services is offered to Fireside residents. The Fireside was developed by Citizens Housing Corporation and recently transferred to Eden Housing, Inc.


"Marin County is committed to expanding affordable housing options for our residents. The Fireside is an outstanding sustainable development providing housing at a variety of affordable income levels and green building standards," said Charles McGlashan, Marin County Supervisor. "Our partnership with Eden Housing helps us to achieve both our affordable housing and green building goals."


"We are so proud of our participation in this project for so many reasons-- for being able to provide housing to folks who desperately need it, for the incredible green building features that have been incorporated, "said Linda Mandolini, Executive Director of Eden Housing. "But working in partnership with Citizens Housing to save this landmark, and help write a new chapter in the Fireside's nearly 100-year history is particularly gratifying."


This transit-oriented, GreenPoint Rated community also features the preservation of the historic Fireside Inn building which now serves as management offices and a community center, computer lab, and "Kiddie Corner" for resident use. In addition, low-rise residential buildings have replaced the dilapidated 1950s motel structure that occupied the site until its demolition in 2006.


Enriched by the multigenerational and diverse socioeconomic character of the community, The Fireside is affordable to households earning 15 percent to 60 percent of the Area Median Income, and includes 20 units for families with special needs or transitioning from homelessness.


About Eden Housing


In its 42 years of service throughout Northern California, non-profit Eden Housing, Inc has provided a roof for over 58,000 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 the organization's beginnings in 1968, Eden Housing has developed 5,688 housing units and 61,100 square feet of adjoining commercial/retail space in 80 properties. Eden has over 4,500 apartments in its property management portfolio and provides access to supportive resident services programs at 100% of the sites. For more information about The Fireside or other affordable housing opportunities through Eden Housing, visit


Release Date: 
Monday, December 13, 2010

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