SAHA Neighborhood News: Fall 2016

This fall is shaping up to be an important season for affordable housing in the Bay Area.  With three bond measures on the ballot, a ground breaking, major awards, and a story in the New York Times, the staff at SAHA are working hard to raise awareness, funds, and support to meet the needs in the communities we serve. We hope we can count on your support!

Lakeside Senior Apartments Wins Readers' Choice Award!

We are honored to announce that Lakeside Senior Apartments won the Affordable Housing Finance Readers' Choice Award in the senior category. This year's Readers' Choice Awards competition drew 87 strong nominations from which 34 finalists were selected in nine categories. AHF magazine and newsletter subscribers then voted for the winners in each category. Thank you to everyone who voted!  You can see the other winners here!

Breaking Ground: Housing News

Please join us in Antioch on Thursday, October 20 at 10am to celebrate breaking ground on Tabora Gardens Senior Apartments, the new construction of 85 apartments for seniors aged 55 and older with 43 homes set aside for veterans, chronically homeless veterans, people with disabilities and people with HIV/AIDS. Click here for location.

Arboleda Apartments in Walnut Creek is a winner of Sustainable Contra Costa's Green Building Award

Executive Director, Susan Friedland shares SAHA's experience developing co-housing with The New York Times.

Strawberry Creek Lodge and SAHA's approach to helping seniors age in place was featured in a short film about the choices facing our aging population.
Click to learn more about properties in development.

Supporting our Senior and School-Age Residents 

SAHA is kicking off a pilot food recovery program at three senior properties in collaboration with The New War on Poverty, the Alameda County Public Health Department, the Alameda County Community Food Bank, Daily Bread, and others, This pilot will explore methods for improving food security for seniors and also help inform the design of a county-wide approach to food recovery.

Starting school is a time of excitement, but for some it's a time of great anxiety. SAHA recognizes that the right school supplies are critically important when it comes to setting up a child for success. Our annual back-to-school supplies drive kicked off in July. With the help of F&M Bank, Walgreens, SAHA's staff, and community supporters, we distributed more than 250 bags of school supplies to our school-age residents.

Say Yes to Affordable Housing this November

Join SAHA and say Yes to Alameda County Bond Measure A1. Voting YES on Measure A1 will help ensure that all residents of Alameda County can afford to live, work, and stay here for generations to come. Help us bring more affordable housing to Alameda County!

If you are in San Mateo County, vote Yes on Measure K, in Santa Clara County, Yes on Measure A, and in Berkeley, Yes on Measure U1. Your votes can keep the Bay Area affordable for everyone.