Alameda Housing Authority


Work got underway recently at the old Island High School property at Everett Street and Eagle Avenue. 

The Alameda Housing Authority (AHA) acquired the property from the Alameda Unified School District in a 2014 land swap. AHA stated that plans for the property involved a collaborative process with the neighborhood. 


The Alameda Housing Authority (AHA) is holding its annual book drive to benefit low-income children. AHA is collecting new and used books for the Children of the World Reading Room at its Esperanza property. 

Research shows that learning begins well before a child enters kindergarten. Children, even infants, soak up words, rhymes, songs and images — all important to developing vocabulary, memory and communication skills.

The Alameda Housing Authority (AHA) invites the community to tour four of its properties in celebration of Affordable Housing Week. These include: Shinsei Gardens at 401 Willie Stargell Ave., Stargell Commons at 2700 Bette St., Esperanza at 223 Brush St. and Anne B. Diament Plaza at 920 Park St. 


The city is continuing its commitment to build new affordable housing and to revamp its existing affording housing stock. Over the next several years, the Alameda Housing Authority (AHA) plans to breathe new life into some of its aging affordable units. Last Monday, the Planning Board heard plans to redevelop Rosefield Villa on Eagle Avenue.

As part of its redevelopment pipeline reports in 2010 and 2015, the city presented plans to revamp properties under the AHA aegis. The city has successfully completed a trio of affordable housing projects in the 2010 report. 


According to the city of Alameda Housing Authority’s website (, as of March 30, landlords are required to notify tenants of four items as defined in Section 6-58.20 of the city’s new Ordinance 3148. 

• Written notice that the rental unit is subject to the ordinance
• A copy of the ordinance
• A copy of the current city regulations relating to the ordinance
• A copy of the current information brochures on the ordinance. 


The Alameda Housing Authority (AHA) is hosting a series of workshops to explain the city’s new rental ordinance. The workshops will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the months of April and May. All workshops are free and are held in the Ruth Rambeau Community Room at Independence Plaza, 703 Atlantic Ave.