The Housing Authority of the City of Alameda (AHA) is pleased to announce that our affordable housing development, Everett Commons, has received a 2021 Golden Nugget Grand Award. Everett Commons received the award in the “Best Affordable Housing Community” category with under 30 DU/acre. Everett Commons provides 20 affordable homes for low-income families and formerly homeless veterans on the former site of Island High School. The Everett Commons design received Green Point Rated and Bay Friendly certifications.
The Golden Nugget Grand Award is granted by the California Building Industry Association (www.cbia.org) during the annual Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC). This highly sought-after award recognizes industry leaders (planners, builders, designers, and many more) that are generating housing solutions and driving innovation. In their award, the judges note that the development “draws deep, unabashed inspiration from the immediate vicinity’s Victorian-era soul…It’s understated bow to history and highly-integrated design blend timelessness and “modern-sensibility” character traits in equal measures.”
The Housing Authority of the City of Alameda’s Executive Director, Vanessa Cooper, shares in the excitement, “Receiving this Golden Nugget Grand Award is a result of focused efforts by Housing Authority staff and AHA partners. Thank you to the many that helped make the Everett Commons project happen”.
AHA, through its partner, Island City Development, is the developer of (the award winning) Everett Commons and partners include Anne Phillips Architecture, J.H. Fitzmaurice (General Contractor), Bay Tree Design (Landscape), and Luk & Associates (Civil Engineer). The development is financed by Chase Community Development Banking, Enterprise Community Investment, Alameda County Measure A1 Bond Funds, the City of Alameda, the Alameda Unified School District, California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, and the Veteran’s Administration.
For information about the Housing Authority or this Press Release, please contact:
CONTACT: Joshua Altieri (Community Relations Manager)
PHONE: (510) 747-4321