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Eden Housing Now Accepting Applications for 801 Alma

Original post made by Catherine Relucio on Apr 9, 2013

Eden Housing is pleased to announce that applications for 801 Alma Apartments will be accepted until April 30, 2013 at 5PM. Eligible families are invited to add their names to the waiting list.

801 Alma features 49 new affordable 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom rental homes for lower-income families. Amenities at the property include an on-site manager, a community room; an onsite laundry; an outdoor landscaped courtyard with benches and a children's play yard; and a computer lab. This exciting new development is located in downtown Palo Alto in close proximity to transit and amenities, and includes many sustainable features for energy and water conservation.

801 Alma will be affordable to family households earning 30% to 50% of the Santa Clara County Area Median Income.

Community meetings will be held at the Avenidas Senior Center La Comida Room, located at 450 Bryant Avenue in Palo Alto on:
Monday, April 8, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Visit our website at and click on "Now Leasing" for further information.

Applications are available online at Click on "Now Leasing."
Applications can also be obtained at the following locations:
Eden Housing, 22645 Grand Street, Hayward
Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Palo Alto City Hall, 5th Floor, Planning Department, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto

Completed applications will ONLY be accepted until 5PM on April 30, 2013 as follows:
In Person on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 AM to 1 PM, and
2 PM to 5 PM ONLY:
at Alma Garden Apartments, 2507-A Alma Street in Palo Alto

Applications By U.S. Mail must be received by April 30, 2013. POSTMARKS NOT ACCEPTED. MAIL TO:

Eden Housing Management Inc.
22645 Grand Street
Hayward, CA 94541

PLEASE NOTE: Applications will not be accepted after 5PM on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

Please call Julissa Johnson at 650.322.2061 or for TDD/TTY 1.800.735.2929 with any questions.


Posted by area man, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 9, 2013 at 5:31 pm

This is an ad, not a forum post.

Posted by palo alto parent, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 10, 2013 at 10:46 am

This is not an ad, it is valuable community info. I hope that the residents of Buena Vista are made aware of the application process, this could be a great solution to their probable displacement.

Posted by mmmmMom, a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 10, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Yet once again, MORE housing for the low, & "extremely low" (as the Eden housing website describes it) income population. The vast majority of affordable housing in Palo Alto is NOT for usual working poor - the low, "extremely low" MIDDLE class. I make just a little bit too much to qualify for this place, or all of the other places in town. As it is my kids & I have been on the P.A. BMR (below market rate) program for almost 10 years. They are almost finished with Paly!

I did some calculations with business friend a couple of years ago, & we figured out that by taking a lower paying job - as well as not needing to work so much overtime, with all the stress - I would have ended up with more cash in my pocket @ the end of the month.

It is just not fair....... I have no problem with the low, very low having housing. I just want the borderline families, like mine, to also have a chance.

Posted by L. Ame., a resident of Midtown
on Apr 30, 2013 at 4:59 pm

How stupid is the fact that the applications are being dropped off at Alma Garden Apartments, 2507-A Alma Street (Cross street Colorado Ave) , traffic on and around this location has been HELL all day.

Who is responsible for allowing a business to run out of an apartment on Alma? Where is the City on this. We've been dealing with cars racing up and down Colorado, parking illegally, people throwing their trash and cigarette butts all over.

Posted by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a resident of Midtown
on May 6, 2013 at 9:29 am

Message to mmmm.Mom Downtown North and others that are as mmmm.Mom says, "borderline" households. NHN Palo Alto is concerned about what we call our 'gap households' in Palo Alto.
Presently we serve Palo Alto gap households. Our volunteers strive to provide groceries to offer some relief. Please contact us if you need food or other types of assistance.
Phone 650-283-0270