Cathedral Gardens

Cathedral Gardens will provide 100 new affordable homes to families and persons with special needs in the Uptown District. The new development will include the restoration of an historic 1916 rectory that was originally part of the St. Francis de Sales Cathedral complex as well as the new construction of two three- and four-story multifamily structures. The rectory building will be restored and rehabilitated in conformance with the US Department of Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.

Site Address 618, 628 and 638 21st Street​
Land Owner Oakland Housing Authority
Project Partners ​EAH Housing
Architect(s) ​Chris Lamen and Associates, Inc.
​Site Phone Number (510) 500-9434
Total # of Units ​100 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, including one manager’s unit​
​Target Clientele ​Families​, and individuals with special needs, with maximum incomes up to 60% of AMI
Development Cost ​Approximately $50 Million

Completion Date

Fall 2014​
Sources of Funding ​Oakland Housing Authority
OHA Long-Term Land Lease
Section 8 Project-Based Voucher loan
​City of Oakland
Chase Bank
Merritt Community Capital
Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco - AHP grant
California Housing Finance Agency – MHSA Loan
​Green Building Projected: LEED for Homes Gold

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