Valdez Plaza

280 28th Street, Oakland | Map
Coming Soon

The link to the online application will be posted here on July 28, 2021 at 9:00 AM.

For complete information on eligibility and how to apply click on the link to the flyer below:

Eligibility:The head-of-household must be 62 years or older at the time of application, or age 18 or older at the time of application and have a disability.

The waiting list for 1-bedroom units at Valdez Plaza will open July 28, 2021. Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 PM on August 4, 2021. A lottery will be conducted for all applications received by the deadline. Only the top 200 applications will be placed on the waiting list for consideration.

Applications must be submitted online. Please visit for more information. A valid email address is required to apply.The 24-hour support phone line will open on July 28, 2021 at 9:00 AM and close on August 4, 2021 at 5:00 PM. Please call (833)-281-0451 for live phone support.

Persons with disabilities have the right to request reasonable accommodations to participate in the application process.


Valdez Plaza is a 150-unit affordable housing community for seniors and adults with mobility imparments in the City of Oakland, built in 1981.  Valdez was originally financed through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 202 program and has been providing service-enriched affordable housing for over 30 years.  At one time, Valdez provided both affordable independent and assisted living to senior residents.  While the assisted living services did not continue, the building contains a multitude of common areas.  Over the years, these spaces have provided opportunities for a computer learning center, a resident art program, and large community rooms.  In September 2010, Satellite refinanced the existing HUD 202 mortgage with a 223(f) FHA-insured mortgage with Johnson Capital.  Proceeds from the refinancing were used for the following scopes of work:                                                                                                                        • Energy efficient double-glazed windows
• Renovation of common area, lobby area and restrooms
• Accessibility upgrades
• Upgrades to life safety systems
• Drought tolerant landscaping
• New exterior paint
Additionally, the 223(f) program enabled for proceeds to be deposited to the property’s replacement reserve account to be used for improvements to be implemented over time. The rehabilitation was completed in November 2011 and has enabled the property to continue providing permanent, accessible, affordable senior housing.

August, 1981
March, 2012
Income Level
50% AMI
Resident Population
  • Seniors
  • Adults with Mobility Impairments
HKIT Architects
$9.7 Million
Financing Partners
  • Johnson Capital/ Huntoon Hastings
Property Manager
Services Coordinator