American Institute of Architects Recognizes Merritt Crossing

SAHA's green housing community for formerly homeless seniors continues to win national recognition. In April the American Institute of Architects selected Merritt Crossing Senior Homes for its prestigious 2014 Housing Award for Architecture. The downtown Oakland senior housing development is one of just three multi-family projects nationally recognized with this honor. The jury noted that Merritt Crossing "excels at providing safe, nurturing, healthy and affordable residences for Oakland seniors with incomes between 30% and 50% of area median. Over one half of the apartments were set aside for seniors who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, living with HIV/AIDS or challenged by mental illness. The project is a high-density residential development with a mix of studios; one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments that were thoughtfully fit intos its downtown Oakland site between an inner city neighborhood and a freeway."

Read the AIA award announcement here