Property Description

The Residences at Liberation Park is being developed in partnership with the Black Cultural Zone Community Development Corporation (BCZ) and Eden Housing, Inc. This 119-unit affordable housing development is located in East Oakland, adjacent to the Eastmont Mall. The land is a city surplus land property and will be ground leased from the City of Oakland.  All the residential units will be reserved for extremely low, low, and very low-income households earning between 20% and 60% of the median income for Alameda County.  Twenty-five percent (25%) of the units will be reserved for Special Needs Populations, prioritizing two primary target populations, identified through a robust community engagement process. Approximately 8 of the units will include home occupation space for small in-home artist/entrepreneurial businesses and a family childcare business.  BCZ is also developing the Black Cultural Zone Marketplace and Hub immediately adjacent to the Residences, in partnership with the Community Arts Stabilization Board.  We are excited to execute the community’s vision to bring about affordable housing opportunities in the City of Oakland and to provide the catalyst for economic development and investment activities needed to transform and revitalize the community immediately surrounding the proposed project in one of East Oakland’s legacy Black communities. 

The apartments are on a 0.73 acre site with shared indoor and outdoor spaces that include: co-working spaces, collaboration spaces, a community room, laundry rooms, and car/bike parking.

The scope of work includes:

Property Details

Number of Units


Unit Features

  • ADA Accessibility
  • ADA kitchens
  • Appliances
  • Broadband Internet Access
  • Carpet and Vinyl Flooring
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric cooktop stove and range
  • Energy Star rated appliances
  • Full-size refrigerator
  • Garbage disposal
  • Heating
  • High efficiency light fixtures and appliances
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Refrigerator and Range
  • Smoke Free Community
  • Trash Removal
  • Utilities Included
  • Water
  • Wheel chair accessibility


  • Bicycle Storage
  • Community Center
  • Computer Lab
  • Computer learning center
  • Covered Parking
  • Financial Coaching
  • Laundry Room
  • Wi-Fi in Community Spaces

Development Details

Development Partner

Black Cultural Zone Community Development Corporation


Y.A. Studio

General Contractor

Guzman Construction Group