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EAH Housing Begins Construction on the 76-unit Mission Paradise 

EAH Housing, one of the largest and most respected nonprofit housing development and management organizations in the western United States, announced the start of construction for Mission Paradise, a highly amenitized  apartment community for low-income seniors in Hayward, California. The project’s interior and exterior designs are spearheaded by DAHLIN Group, a diverse architecture, planning, and interiors firm; with construction led by J.H. Fitzmaurice, Inc, one of the Greater Bay Area’s leading construction managers. 

“We are amid a housing crisis that is being exacerbated by inflation and lack of affordable housing across the country and more specifically in California,” said Assemblymember Liz Ortega. “We have a moment of opportunity in the here and now to take actionable steps that will support organizations like EAH Housing to address the severe housing crisis.”

The two-tower Mission Paradise is an apartment community for seniors with income levels ranging from 20%-80% of the Area Median Income (AMI). The two-building structure will include a total of 76 apartments, with 15 units specifically reserved for formerly homeless individuals and families, 11 of which are designated ‘No Place Like Home’ units reserved for households with an individual with a severe mental illness. 

“The EAH Housing team is wholly committed to meeting the needs of low-income seniors,” said Laura Hall, President and CEO of EAH Housing. “We understand a roof is just the beginning, which is why this project, like all of our developments, offers a diverse selection of amenities and resources designed to enrich the lives of those who need it most.” 

Community amenities include a community room, exercise room, on-site laundry, outdoor roof deck area, yoga deck, computer lab, on-site parking, and 24/7 staff. In addition, there will be a resource coordinator for all units and case management services offered for the 15 formerly homeless households.

Situated at the corner of Mission and Webster / Hancock Street, on a two-acre lot, Mission Paradise enjoys a central location nearby various commercial establishments. The building will have wide sidewalks, lush landscaping and views of the nearby hills, complementing the quiet neighborhood.

Financing participants include Chase, City of Hayward, County of Alameda, CA Department of Housing and Community Development – Accelerator, MHP, NPLH private finance partner: “It has been a pleasure to work with our partner EAH Housing, to bring this much-anticipated affordable housing development to life,” said Eri Kameyama, Vice President of Community Development Banking for Chase. “These homes will be an indispensable asset for seniors in the community and we’re committed to working with industry leaders like EAH Housing to help close the housing gap.” 

“Transit-oriented communities like Mission Paradise help us meet not only our goal of building 2.5 million new homes statewide by 2030, but also our mission to reduce commutes and connect people to job centers and opportunity,” said Gustavo Velasquez, Director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development. “I am proud of the work our team at HCD did to secure the funding to make the Mission Paradise community a reality.”

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