North Housing

In 2019, the Housing Authority of the City of Alameda (AHA) was officially awarded  twelve-acres of land donated, and formerly owned, by the U.S. Navy under a homeless conveyance requiring the new development provide housing for formerly homeless households. Upon receiving the land, AHA and its affiliate Island City Development (ICD) announced plans to develop the largest new mixed-income affordable housing development yet (the North Housing Project) targeting 586 new rental homes by 2030. AHA and its affiliate ICD are currently focusing on fulfilling the commitment to the U.S. Navy through the creation of ninety permanent supportive housing units in the first phase. Estuary I & II of North Housing, currently in development and predevelopment respectively, will provide the first new affordable rental homes fully dedicated to formerly homeless households built within the City of Alameda. AHA’s service provider partners, Alameda Point Collaborative and Building Futures, will provide comprehensive services to those formerly homeless households to help them stabilize and enrich their lives. The first two buildings The Estuary I and Linnet Corner have begun construction as of January 2024 with estimated completion in late fall 2025.

Homes at The Estuary I and Linnet Corner will be assigned from the Alameda County Coordinated Entry System and the Housing Authority of the City of Alameda’s existing housing wait lists. Any additional housing units not requiring referrals from an AHA wait list, or the Coordinated Entry System will be managed through interest lists run by AHA’s property management company, FPI Management. To be informed of wait list openings with the Housing Authority or interest lists with FPI Management, interested parties will need to sign up  to receive email updates regarding North Housing by completing the webform and selecting the “North Housing” checkbox on the following webpage:

All phases of North Housing will have access to community rooms, computer rooms, Wi-Fi hotspots, central onsite laundry, water-conscious drought tolerant landscaping, outdoor picnic gathering areas for intimate or communal gatherings, a pet play and relief area, along with a resident community garden.

Island City Development is focused on building with sustainability in mind and will apply for the Green Point Gold certification, qualifying North Housing by using green materials, water-conscious and energy-efficient technologies. All buildings constructed at North Housing will be all electric and have solar panel systems installed on roof tops to ensure demands for power supply are, when capable, using renewable energy.

To learn more about North Housing, please review the Fact sheets below.