Property Description

Light Tree Project Update – March 2022

For construction-related inquiries please contact: or call 510-247-8147

Light Tree Apartments is a 94-apartment family community in East Palo Alto, originally constructed in 1966. With vacant land becoming increasingly rare in densely populated cities throughout the Peninsula, the redevelopment of Light Tree Apartments is a pioneering project that was conceived in a conscious effort to develop new ways of adding low-income housing units to Eden’s existing affordable housing portfolio. Upon completion, the renovated Light Tree Apartments will nearly double the number of affordable homes that exist on the site today, providing 185 affordable homes to low-income families, people with disabilities, formerly homeless individuals, and former foster youth.

The apartments are on a 3.39 acre site with shared outdoor space, a basketball half‐court, play structure, community garden, laundry rooms, podium, and uncovered surface parking. The scope of work includes:


4/18/2022 – 5/9/2022 – County Portal EXTENSION – 89 units available (studios, 1 and 2 bedrooms)

Visit and follow Rent Cafe instructions to register

Instructions for Rent Cafe Registration, click here

If you have any questions for need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please email us at or contact us by phone at (510) 802-3352 or TDD at (650) 802-3377. Applicants who need technical or translation assistance can leave a message on our wait list hotline for a call back.

Position on the wait list will be randomly placed by lottery

Rental pre-applications will NOT BE ACCEPTED after 5:00pm, Monday 5/9/2022

Rental Information

Now Accepting Applications

Lottery 1 of 2

3/7/2022 – 4/4/2022 – County Portal Open – 89 units available (studios, 1 and 2 bedrooms)

Visit and follow Rent Cafe instructions to register

Light Tree Apts Flyer (HA)

Instructions for Rent Cafe Registration

If you have any questions or need reasonable accommodations due to your disability, please email us at or by phone at 650-802-3352

Rental pre-applications will NOT BE ACCEPTED after 5:00pm, Monday 4/4/2022


Lottery 2 of 2

3/10/2022 – 3/23/2022 – Eden Portal Open – 15 units available (2 and 3 bedrooms)

Visit and click ‘Apply Online’.  You may also contact the Management Agent for further information at 510-571-9183.  For TDD/TTY 1-800-735-2922

Light Tree Lease Up Marketing Flyer

Please call 510-571-9183 for online support in applying.  Telephone assistance and computer lab appointments are available Monday through Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm from 3/2/2022 to 3/23/2022

Rental pre-applications will NOT BE ACCEPTED after  4:00pm, Wednesday 3/23/2022

Property Details

Number of Units


Unit Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony (select apartments)
  • Blinds
  • Broadband Internet Access
  • Central heat and air conditioning
  • Disability (wheelchair) access
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric cooktop stove and range
  • Full-size refrigerator
  • Fully adaptable for people with disabilities
  • Heating
  • Refrigerator and Range
  • Smoke Free Community


  • Community Gardens
  • Laundry Room
  • Playground
  • Swimming Pool

Development Details

Year Built


Development Partner

EPA Can Do


Okamoto Saijo Architecture

General Contractor

Johnstone Moyer, Inc.

Financial Partners

US Bank and Chase Bank

Property Management

Eden Housing Management, Inc.