Property Description

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, individuals who have experienced homelessness, 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:

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.