Press & Awards

Alameda County affordable housing complex aims to rejuvenate block, local economy

A new affordable housing complex in the Bay Area aims to alter the economic fortunes of its community. Ashland Place, located in an unincorporated area of Alameda County, not only provides housing for low-income families and young adults at-risk for homelessness, but it also includes a retail component that the developers hope will help to revitalize the local economy.

New Study on Benefits of Transit Oriented Affordable Housing Development

“With California’s mandate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, particularly through reduction of Vehicle Miles Travelled, what residents of multi-family housing have to say is an important addition to the discussion.”

El Cerrito sees high demand for new affordable units

In another sign of how the Bay Area housing demand is far outstripping supply, a new 57-unit affordable complex received about 1,200 applications and is now filled a month after completion.

Martinez affordable senior housing project opens this month

A three-story building that looks like it could have been plucked from the Marina district in San Francisco soon will be home to low-income seniors.

RCD ranked 41 of Top 50 Affordable Housing Developers of 2013

Affordable Housing Finance has ranked RCD 41 of the top 50 Affordable Housing Developers of 2013.

Best Practices: For RCD, Trust and Transparency Earn Strong Returns

In the business world, great partnerships rely on trust and open communication. One affordable housing developer exemplifying those values is Resources for Community Development (RCD), a Berkeley-based nonprofit demonstrating that transparency can be good for business.

Park Almeda Joins EasyPass Program

The Park Alameda, a 62-unit, green and sustainable-workforce housing development, is providing every resident an EasyPass, giving unlimited rides on AC Transit.

Providing Dignity and Housing for Families

Berkeley-based Resources for Community Development (RCD) was tapped to build two affordable housing developments as part of the Alameda Naval Air Station base conversion, which also includes a large for-sale single-family home division.

New affordable housing development comes to East Oakland

Monday afternoon marked the grand opening of Clinton Commons, a newly constructed green affordable housing complex, located in the lower San Antonio neighborhood of Oakland. Fifty-five apartments, ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms, are now available to low-income families and individuals who earn between $54,000 and $27,000 a year.

Resources for Community Development: Standing Tall in the Downturn

Fallout from the housing crisis and the continuing economic slowdown have been hard on the affordable housing industry. But one organization to not only survive but thrive during the downturn is Resources for Community Development (RCD), a Berkeley, California-based housing provider showing remarkable resilience despite the brisk headwinds.

ENGAGE at California College of the Arts: “Mural Arts at the Harrison Hotel”

Students from the California College of Arts created a series of murals to give voice to the lives and thoughts of residents of RCD’s Harrison Hotel in downtown Oakland.

Green Rehabilitation Updates Supportive Housing in Berkeley

In the city of Berkeley, California’s Erna P. Harris Court complex is an example of an older supportive housing project that underwent an extensive green rehabilitation to enhance longevity of the property and improve the quality of life for its low-income residents.

New Multi-Family Energy Efficiency Approach to Using Federal Weatherization Funding

Berkeley‐based Resources for Community Development (RCD), a nonprofit affordable housing provider, is days away from completing 150,000 of energy efficiency upgrades funded almost entirely by the Federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).

Housing Project Starts as California Redevelopment Agencies Fade

The transformation of a blighted motel into 62 units of new affordable housing took on added significance this week. The groundbreaking ceremony for the Alameda Islander fell on the final day for redevelopment agencies (RDAs) across the state.

RCD was honored to receive Acterra’s 2010 Business Environmental Award for Sustainable Building Small Organization

RCD was honored to receive Acterra’s 2010 Business Environmental Award for Sustainable Building Small Organization. This video showcases Shinsei Gardens, Fox Courts, and Oxford Plaza, with Dan, Lisa, Deni, and Carolyn discussing our work.