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401 Fairmount

401 Fairmount Avenue, Oakland | Map
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Eligibility: Head of household must be at least 18 years or older or legally emancipated at the time of application.

The waiting list for Tax-Credit 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units at Fairmount Apartments opens on February 21, 2024 at 9:00 AM.

Applications will be available to submit online. Please visit www.sahahomes.org/apply for more information. Online applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on February 28,

2024. Paper applications will also be available to pick up and drop off at the property at the following times:

  • Thursday, February 22, 2024, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Monday, February 26, 2024, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paper applications will also be available online to print. Paper applications must be mailed to the address listed on the application. Paper applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2024 AND received by the manager's office by 5:00 PM on March 6, 2024.

A lottery will be conducted for all applications received by the deadline. All applications will be placed on the waiting list for consideration. The 24-hour support phone line will open on February 21, 2024 at 9:00 AM and close on February 28, 2024 at 5:00 PM. Please call (833) 802-1009 for assistance.

Persons with disabilities have the right to request reasonable accommodations to participate in the application process. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please email Fairmount@sahahomes.org or call (833) 802-1009.


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.

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