By Laura A. - Contra Costa Times - July 21, 2015
Residents and invited guests gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the Lakeside Senior Apartments near Lake Merritt in Oakland, Calif. Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA), along with Oakland Housing Initiatives, Inc., gathered with others in the development team to celebrate the completion and opening of the 92 new affordable homes for low-income and formerly homeless seniors in the Eastlake District of Oakland. The new community will provide affordable homes and comprehensive support services for people ages 55 and older with low incomes, with 32 of those homes set aside for seniors with special needs. "The need for quality, affordable housing for seniors has never been greater. In two weeks, we received more than 2,400 applications for Lakeside. As our population ages, we are seeing our parents and grandparents being priced out of the communities they've dedicated their lives to." says Susan Friedland, SAHA Executive Director. "SAHA is proud to be able to offer affordable and supportive housing options to seniors in Oakland. Lakeside will allow residents to age in place close to family, friends and their community organizations"