City of Oakland | ADDITIONAL AFFORDABLE APARTMENT COMING TO EAST OAKLAND …
Release Date: September 20, 2021 at 4:21 pm
Last update: September 20, 2021 at 4:21 pm
Today, an impressive mix of public, private, and nonprofit executives celebrated the groundbreaking of 95th & International, a 55-unit, highly affordable, mixed-use development with a community health clinic owned by La ClÃnica de La Raza. is operated on the ground floor. This transformation community is part of a larger effort to promote fair and climate-friendly work in the surrounding neighborhood through the initiative âBetter Neighborhoods, Same Neighborsâ. The new development joins the $ 30 million, 59-unit, affordable Acts Cyrene Apartments residential complex, which opened in 2017.
“This project shows the tenacity and creativity that drives Oaklander to partnering to find solutions to community needs,” said Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. “Led by the Community for the Community, it embodies the Better Neighborhoods, Same Neighbors theme of our winning TCC grant application that will help create lasting transformation in East Oakland over the next few years.”
Planning for this project began over a decade ago under the direction of Acts Community Development Corporation, founded by Bishop Bob Jackson of Acts Full Gospel Church to meet his ward’s need for affordable housing. Since then, an extensive public-private partnership has grown that includes Related California, the City of Oakland, California’s Strategic Growth Council (through the Transformative Climate Communities Grant), the California Department of Conservation, the Oakland Housing Authority, US Bank, and Citibank .
“After more than a decade of hard work, I am thrilled to be laying the groundwork for this transformative project that will bring much-needed affordable housing and healthcare resources to District 7,” said Treva Reid, Oakland City Councilor. “Thanks to the city staff and our community partners for promoting this innovative development that will help eradicate the long-term differences in East Oakland.”
This multi-faceted project will serve as a community center for people, housing and services, meeting the diverse needs of Oakland families with an emphasis on homeless housing. The project will bring 55 stable rental homes to Deep East Oakland for long-term residents earning 20-50% of the Area Median Income (AMI), with 25% reserved for homeless households earning 20-30% of the AMI.
As part of the $ 28.2 million Better Neighborhoods, Same Neighbors initiative, 95th & International is supported by the California Strategic Growth Council’s Transformative Climate Communities Program with funds from California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that raises billions of cap- and trade dollars to work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen the economy, and improve public health and the environment – especially in disadvantaged communities.
The initiative aims to create an East Oakland with a healthy environment, safe and accessible transportation, and thriving arts and culture that create community prosperity and ensure that housing is a human right for neighborhood residents. The other projects include the San Leandro Creek Urban Greenway led by the East Bay Regional Parks District, Community Greening by the Oakland Parks & Recreation Foundation, Planting Justice Aquaponics Farm and Food Hub, Higher Ground & Scraper Bike Team Bike Share, and Youth Development. During the four-year implementation phase, the projects are guided by the principles of community engagement, displacement prevention, human resource development and climate resilience and are led by a stakeholder committee made up of the project’s co-applicants, community organizations and local residents. The Black Cultural Zone will lead business and community engagement, while the East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative will lead the work to prevent displacement by connecting East Oakland residents with programs to stop displacement, build community prosperity, and more To produce residential units. Learn more at www.eastoaklandca.com.
“Congratulations to Related California, Acts Community Development Corporation, the City of Oakland, and all of the partners in this innovative public-private collaboration that enables the groundbreaking move,” said Lynn von Koch-Liebert, executive director of the California Strategic Growth Council. âWe are inspired by our commitment to fully realize the Better Neighborhoods, Same Neighbors vision for a healthy and resilient community by partnering with La ClÃnica to bring a health clinic into community development. This project is a great example of how the Transformative Climate Communities project can support inclusive economic development and build resilient communities. “
This is the latest affordable housing development to break ground in the City of Oakland, one of an extensive list of projects currently in the city’s development pipeline. This includes 57 new construction, renovation and maintenance projects with a total of more than 3,000 units of affordable, low-income housing, including 30 new construction projects; 16 acquisition conversion projects; 10 maintenance rehabilitation projects; and 1 transitional housing project. As of 2019, the city has completed eight newly built residential projects that have delivered more than 600 new affordable homes; four acquisition remodeling projects in which over 40 units have been converted into affordable units at market prices; and two maintenance and refurbishment projects that have received more than 140 units.
“As long-term property owners, these types of long-term relationships and public-private partnerships are critical to our success and a distinctive philosophy as a company,” said Bill Witte, chairman and CEO of Related California. âOur close partnership with the City of Oakland, the Strategic Growth Council and Acts Full Gospel Church has resulted in affordable housing for residents along the International Corridor and, equally importantly, affordable healthcare for the community. We really appreciate all of our partners who have contributed together to make this success possible. “
About Acts Community Development
Acts Community Development Corporation was founded in 2002 by Acts Full Gospel Church bishop Bob Jackson. Since its inception, Acts has developed and established multiple businesses, affordable housing developments, and public relations programs, including Acts Cyrene Apartments at 9400 International Blvd, Acts Christian Academy, and Men of Valor Academy.
About La ClÃnica de La Raza
La ClÃnica de La Raza, Inc., a federally accredited health center, is headquartered in Oakland. La ClÃnica is the largest community health center in the San Francisco Bay Area and one of the largest community health centers in the state of California. About 58% of all La ClÃnica patients are women and more than 95% of all patients are low income. Jane Garcia founded La ClÃnica in 1980 as an intern and became CEO in 1982. Under her leadership, La ClÃnica grew from a $ 2 million project to a $ 110 million organization with 1,200 employees. Learn more at https://laclinica.org/.
About Related California
Related California is a fully integrated real estate company developing multi-family and mixed-use residential real estate in California. Since 1989, the company has completed more than 12,000 affordable homes and worked with more than 40 communities across California. Related California has developed more than $ 7.5 billion in assets and has a track record of consistently developing communities that exceed industry standards in design, construction, sustainability, and property management. For more information on Related California, please visit www.relatedcalifornia.com.
Via the Oakland Housing Authority
The Oakland Housing Authority (OHA), founded in 1938, currently provides subsidized housing to nearly 16,500 families. As the largest rental company in Oakland, OHA serves a diverse community in neighborhoods across the city. Our dedicated staff remains tireless in their efforts to identify existing needs and provide meaningful opportunities for our families in addition to increasing the availability of quality housing. Learn more at www.oakha.org.
A workforce of nearly 5,000 serves more than 440,000 residents and thousands of businesses that call Oakland’s 78 square miles home. Founded in 1852, the city has a council of mayors and an average annual budget of $ 1.98 billion. #OaklandLoveLife www.oaklandca.gov