Housing Consortium of the East Bay (HCEB) creates inclusive communities for individuals with developmental disabilities or other special needs through quality affordable housing in Alameda and Contra Costa County. HCEB fulfills this mission by providing housing outreach and support services; developing affordable housing, partnering with other nonprofit and for profit companies to secure set-asides within larger rental communities; and owning and operating special needs affordable housing.
The Association of Bay Area Governments honors HCEB with the Sharing the Benefits Award
Jack Capon Villa is the City of Alameda’s first multi-family affordable housing project for adults with developmental and other disabilities, designed to help meet the extreme need for affordable supportive housing. The project is named after the late Jack Capon, an esteemed Alameda resident who founded the City’s Special Olympics. The property provides 18 permanent affordable one- and two-bedroom apartments for households that include at least one member with a disability and total household income that is at or below 50 percent of the area median income. It was the City of Alameda’s final project funded through the redevelopment agency prior to dissolution. The project was developed by the Housing Authority of the City of Alameda, Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA) and Housing Consortium of the East Bay (HCEB), with significant support from the City of Alameda.
The project is sited to maximize opportunities for residents to interact with the surrounding neighborhood and open spaces. The urban infill site was formerly a City parking lot. Services for residents are provided by HCEB and the structure is extremely cost effective and efficient, and should serve as a model for service-supported housing throughout the State and the nation. (ABAG: 2015 Growing Smarter Together Awards)