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Bill's Story

From Eden Palms to Columbia University & Beyond

Bill grew up in Eden Housing's Eden Palms, which provides 145 affordable rental apartments and is home to more than 560 people in South San Jose.

We caught up with Bill earlier this year, who just graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University, and asked him to share with us what it meant to grow up with Eden Housing.

Watch Bill's video on how an affordable home with Eden was more than just a roof over their heads - it was the open door of opportunity and the start of Bill's not-yet-finished journey.

What's InsidE

Eden News
Alta Mira in South Hayward Wins Prestigious SFBT Award
New Podcast with Expert Storyteller Andy Goodman
HousED Initiative Presented at National Housing Conference
Eden Staff Learn Storytelling Skills
Staff Welcome Video

Upcoming Eden Events
Friday, April 21 - Grand Opening of Alta Mira, Hayward
Friday, Monday, April 24 - Groundbreaking of Hana Gardens, El Cerrito
Monday, May 15 - Groundbreaking of Miraflores, Richmond



Alta Mira Senior and Family Apartments at South Hayward BART was awarded a San Francisco Business Times' coveted Real Estate Deal of the Year Award this week.

Hayward City Manager Kelly McAdoo and Eden's Andy Madeira accepted the award at the awards gala.

The SFBT described Alta Mira as "just the type of transit-oriented project that planners throughout the Bay Area are heralding."

Read the SFBT Article

After School Programs with Partnership for Children and Youth

Eden Resident Services Coordinator Vanessa Hernandez was in DC to present Eden's work with the HousED Initiative at the National Housing Conference's "How Housing Matters" meeting.

HousED started as a collaboration between Eden and Oakland-based Partnership for Children and Youth (PCY) with funding from the S.H. Cowell Foundation to create after school program curriculum for Eden's family communities.

PCY has since turned the HousED Initiative into nearly 100 training workshops that onsite staff who work with low-income families' youth can take back to the communities they serve and use in their after school programs.

Read the NHC Case Study on HousED
Learn More about PCY's HousED
Read the How Housing Matters Blog

Expert Storyteller Andy Goodman

Andy Goodman joins the Affordable Housing Podcast to share his favorite stories from the last two decades. He also reveals the three necessary components of building a storytelling culture.

"Storytelling, it's in our DNA," says Andy, founder of the Goodman Center, storytelling trainer, and author of "Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causes."

This month's Affordable Housing Podcast features Andy and the importance of telling our story more effectively and widely.

Listen to the Podcast

What's OUR Story?
EDEN Staff learn STORYTELLING skills

Eden is committed to telling the story of our work more effectively and widely.

At this year's All Company Meeting, we invited expert storyteller Andy Goodman to lead all 340+ Eden staff through a day-long exercise in learning how best to tell our story.

Click here to learn more about Andy and The Goodman Center.

See Pictures from the Day
Eden Housing - Welcome Home!
A Short Video Message
from all of us at Eden Housing


Friday, April 21
Grand Opening

The City of Hayward and Eden are excited to share with you the completion of Alta Mira Senior and Family Apartments at South Hayward BART. The grand opening will be a joint-celebration with AMCAL Housing's neighboring Cadence apartments.

More information to come.


The City of Richmond, Eden, and the Community Housing Development Corporation are excited to share with you that work has begun on Miraflores, which will provide 80 affordable apartment homes for seniors. The groundbreaking will be held during Affordable Housing Week in the East Bay.

More information to come.

MONDAY, April 24

The City of El Cerrito and Eden are excited to share with you that work has begun on Hana Gardens directly adjacent to City Hall. Hana Gardens will provide 63 affordable apartment homes for seniors.

More information to come.

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