Affordable housing complex opens in Alameda — nearly 12,000 apply for 32 units

The city’s newest affordable housing project has 32 apartments in a green-friendly complex that will offer tenants the convenience of living just a block from shops and restaurants. But those gathered for the grand opening of Stargell Commons on Wednesday also heard that the complex will barely offset the demand for affordable housing amid the Bay Area’s steep rents and staggering house prices. Approximately 11,700 people applied for the units, said Baker Lyon of Resources for Community Development, the Berkeley nonprofit that partnered with Alameda’s Housing Authority to build the $17.4 million project.

Source: East Bay Times

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