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Ballot Measures Could Mean Big Break for BAY AREA Affordable Housing Efforts

The upcoming election is shaping up to be one of the most dramatic in recent memory. And, here in the Bay Area, there are some compelling homegrown reasons to get to the polls on November 8: Three Bay Area counties will have affordable housing measures for voter consideration on the ballot! Eden is proud to endorse and support all three of them.

Alameda County: Voting YES on Measure A1 will help ensure that all residents can afford to live, work, and stay here for generations to come.

Santa Clara County: Voting YES on Measure A will help create affordable housing for our children, veterans, people with disabilities, working families, seniors, and thousands of others in need.

San Mateo County: Voting YES on Measure K will extend locally controlled funding for critical county services needed to continue building on the investments of the past four years to improve affordability and quality of life.

These initiatives could collectively generate more than $2 billion in funding for affordable housing - funding that is critical to Eden’s ability to continue to build and preserve new affordable homes and meet the overwhelming need. As of this week, we have more than 20,000 households on our waiting lists and virtually no vacancies.

Recent News

Eden BOARD Welcomes Annette billingsley

We are pleased to welcome Annette Billingsley to Eden's volunteer Board of Directors.

Annette served most recently as Executive Vice President and head of Community Development Finance and the Commercial Mortgage Operations division for Union Bank. She has more than 28 years of experience in commercial real estate finance and decades of leadership with major civic organizations.

Annette serves on several boards including Bay Area Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Advisory Council and is a former Board member of the California Housing Consortium (CHC) and California Community Reinvestment Corporation (CCRC).

She has been a full member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) since 1994 and is a current Steering Committee member for the ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative.

Eden Selected As Financial Opportunity Host Site

Eden is committed to helping our residents succeed by providing tools to help their financial stability.

We are pleased to receive a grant from the Points of Light Foundation to operate as a Financial Opportunity Corps (FOC) host site for this upcoming year. The FOC recruits and trains volunteers as financial coaches who help low-income households achieve financial stability.

FOC financial coaches help participants develop strategies to reduce debt, improve credit, start saving for emergencies, access benefits, and build assets for long-term financial health.

FOC is a partnership between Points of Light, Bank of America, and the Corporation for National Community Service's AmeriCorps. It is a national program operating in 10 cities around the country.

Learn more about the FOC

Target Volunteers at Wicklow Sq

Thank you to the volunteers from Target Store #2771 in Dublin for painting and beautifying the halls and common spaces of Wicklow Sq.

The senior community is directly next door to the actual Target store and we are thankful for such great neighbors in the community!

EDEn BOARD MEMBER PAULINE WEAVER HONORED with CAlifornia Women Lawyers Award

We celebrate longtime Eden Board member, Pauline Weaver (left in picture above), who was awarded the prestigious Judith Soley Lawyer as Citizen Award by the California Women Lawyers. Pauline has been on the Eden Board for 28 years.

The Award recognizes a dedication to public service and is awarded "to a worthy recipient who has made a significant contribution to her community, extending beyond the practice of law, to devote time and effort to the public good."

Pauline is most deserving of this award and we are honored to have her on the Eden Board.

American Bar Foundation Announcement

Summer Reading Programs Essential

Summer Youth Program participants from three of our communities - Ashland Village, Sara Conner Court and Wexford Way - collectively completed a total of 15,450 minutes of reading over the course of our six week Summer Program.

Reading during summer breaks is necessary to help sustain reading gains obtained during the regular school year and preventing what is known as the “summer slide” - the tendency for students, especially those from low-income families, to lose some of the gains they made during the previous school year.

Reading in pairs or small groups was a shared responsibility; reading partners took turns, defined unfamiliar words, and sounded out words they did not know.

We're eager to transition into the academic year - the start of our After School Programs will continue to bring awareness of the importance of reading for our youth at Eden.

Monteverde Senior Wins MFE Merit Award

Eden's Monteverde Senior Apartments in Orinda has won the Senior Housing Merit Award from Multifamily Executive (MFE).

The senior community, on the site of the former public library, is built into a hillside and provides 67 affordable apartments, home to 85 low income seniors. The residents are near the BART station, the new public library, and directly adjacent to the downtown park.

Multifamily Executive Announcement

VOTE YES! BAY AREA BALLOT MEASUREs

ALAMEDA COUNTY

Measure A1
$580M Affordable Housing Bond

Yes on A1 Website

San mateo COUNTY

Measure K
20-year extension of local county funding for vital community services and programs, including funding for affordable housing

Yes on K Website

SANTA CLARA COUNTY

Measure A
$950M Affordable Housing Bond

Yes on A Website

NPH ACTION FUND

Non Profit Housing Association
Our regional housing organization is coordinating efforts for all three counties and created an Action Fund to help the campaigns. 

NPH Action Fund Website
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