Tassafaronga Village

First developed in 1945 as housing for war workers, Tassafaronga Village was acquired in 1955 by the Oakland Housing Authority. In 1964, an 87-unit public housing development was constructed that, over the years, became distressed and began to attract crime and have a blighting influence on the neighborhood.

In 2006, the OHA acquired adjacent parcels, demolished the distressed housing and employed urban design principles to mend the fabric of the neighborhood. Today, Tassafaronga Village is an award-winning new community that includes 157 sustainable and energy-efficient affordable rental homes. The buildings are interconnected by well-lit and landscaped pedestrian paths that lead to nearby community amenities including a
park, recreation center, elementary schools, and public library.

Site Address 930 84th Avenue​
Developer Oakland Housing Authority
Architect(s) ​David Baker + Partners Architects
​Site Phone Number (510) 569-5002
Total # of Units ​157 one-, two-, three- and four- bedroom apartments, including two managers’ units
​Target Clientele Households with maximum incomes up to 60% of AMI
Development Cost ​Approximately $75 Million
Completion Date ​2010
Sources of Funding ​Oakland Housing Authority
National Equity Fund
California Department of Housing and Community Development​
​City of Oakland
EPA Brownfield Clean-up grant
Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco - AHP grant
California Housing Finance Agency - HELP loan
​Green Building ​LEED for Homes – Platinum
LEED for Neighborhood Development – Gold
  • Nathaniel A. Owings Award Entry of Note, 2012
  • MHN Excellence Award—Best New Development/Low-Income
  • Builder’s Choice Grand Award—Best Green/Sustainable Community
  • Association of Bay Area Governments—Growing Smarter Together Award
  • Excellence in Architecture: Citation Award
  • ULI Awards for Excellence Finalist
  • SF Business Times – Real Estate Deal of the Year: Affordable Housing (Outside San Francisco)
  • AIA Housing Award
Tassafaronga Village Fact Sheet-Printable Version​