401 Fairmount

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To download a paper application, click on the link to the application below.

For information on eligibility, click on the link to the flyer below:

Eligibility: At least one household member mustbe living with HIV/AIDS. Head of household must be at least 18 years or older, or legally emancipated.

The waiting list at 401 Fairmount for 1-bedroom units for households living with HIV/AIDS opens on October 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM. Applications will be available online to print. Applications must be returned by mail to 401 Fairmount Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611. Applications must be postmarked by October 28, 2021 AND received by the manager's office by 5:00 PM on November 4, 2021. Applications will be available to pick up at the property on at the following times:

•           October 14th, 15th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

•           October 18th, 19th from 1:00PM to 4:00PM

A lottery will be conducted for all eligible applications received by the deadline. Eligible applications must include a household member who is living with HIV/AIDS. Applications will be placed on the waiting list in lottery order.

The 24-hour support phone line will open on October 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM and close at 5:00 PM October 28, 2021. Please call (833) 239-1243 for assistance. People with disabilities have the right to request reasonable accommodations to participate in the application process.

401 Fairmount Apartments involved the transformation of a seismically unsafe building owned by an absentee landlord into attractive, green affordable family housing.  The original building was 35 units and well located in a lovely residential neighborhood just a half mile from Lake Merritt and 2 miles from downtown Oakland. The completed building provides 31 permanently affordable apartments (including a manager's unit) consisting of 26 one-bedroom units and 5 two-bedroom units as well as a 3,700 square foot spacious landscaped garden and patio.  The new community room, located at the courtyard level, is approximately 500 square feet.  There is also a laundry room, kitchen area and TV lounge as well as a computer lab.  The courtyard level also includes a services office and the on-site property manager's office.  A resident manager lives onsite.

The scope of work for the renovation focused on remodeling and renovating apartments as necessary, seismic upgrade of the soft story condition, wheelchair accessibility, exterior facade upgrades, repair and replacement of select building components, replacement of fixtures and heating systems, addition of solar panels, replacement of the deteriorated stairway and walkway, roofing and landscaping.  The project was recognized for its green building features by the Pacific Coast Builders Association, Enterprise Green Grant Program, and received a Build It Green Score of 116 in the Existing Multifamily Home Pilot Program.

Would you like more information about 401 Fairmount? Please call the Property Manager at (510) 271-1826.

April, 2011
Income Level
20-50% AMI
Resident Population
  • People with Special Needs
  • Families
Asian Neighborhood Design
JH Fitzmaurice
$12.0 Million
Financing Partners
  • CIty of Oakland RDA
  • Wells Fargo
  • City of Oakland Housing Authority
  • CTAC
  • FHLB AHP (Mechanics Bank)
  • Enterprise Foundation Green Communities
  • Alameda County StopWaste.org
  • Low Income Investment Fund
  • Northern California Community Loan Fund
  • Enterprise
Property Manager