Working in partnership with East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC), the Fruitvale Transit Village Phase II-A project Casa Arabella has begun! Casa Arabella will provide 94-units of transit-oriented affordable housing. Taking place on the City-owned BART parking lot, the development will be located in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood, only steps away from the Fruitvale BART station, a major AC Transit hub, and the planned Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line.

TUC and EBALDC closed funding for the Fruitvale Transit Village Phase II-A project in late December 2017. Casa Arabella, named to honor Arabella Martinez, TUC’s founder, and former CEO, will provide permanent affordable housing to close to 400 residents in the Bay Area whose household income is at or below 20-60% of the area median income. At least 21% of the units will be reserved for formerly homeless U.S. military veterans. Designed by Pyatok Architects, and to be constructed by Branagh Inc., both Oakland-based businesses, the new complex will draw on the influences of the Fruitvale neighborhood’s vibrancy and style, blending comfortable family townhomes with one-, two-, and three-bedroom flats. Several communal courtyards are planned for gathering and providing play space for families with children.

In addition to managing the apartments, EBALDC and TUC will provide onsite support services to residents, including a full-time resident service and workforce coordinator, who will connect residents with economic empowerment services, as well as a full-time veteran services specialist.

Funding for the Fruitvale Transit Village Phase II-A development comes from City of Oakland, Alameda County, the State of California, the Oakland Housing Authority, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, California Municipal Finance Authority, MUFG Union Bank, Citi, and U.S. Bank.

For more information download Casa Arabella’s handout.

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