A partnership between BRIDGE Housing and Insight Housing (formerly Berkeley Food & Housing Project), Berkeley Way Apartments and The Hope Center are two innovative, mixed-income developments that address a broad range of housing needs.
Located in the heart of downtown Berkeley, the site includes two side-by-side developments: BRIDGE’s Berkeley Way Apartments with 89 affordable homes and services for low and very low-income families; and Insight Housing’s The Hope Center, with 53 permanent supportive housing apartments, a 32-bed homeless shelter, 12 transitional beds for homeless veterans, a community kitchen and wrap-around services for mental health, substance abuse, job training and social activities.
The building has on site renewable energy and is Multifamily GreenPoint rated Platinum (see sustainable diagram). Additionally, the project is one of 4 pilot projects in the Bay Area Low-Carbon Concrete Codes Project by BAAQMD.
Co-Developers: Insight Housing (formerly Berkeley Food & Housing Project) and BRIDGE Housing
Architect: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
General Contractor: Nibbi Brothers General Contractors
Financial Partners for Both Developments: City of Berkeley, Berkeley Housing Authority, Alameda County, California Department of Housing and Community Development, National Equity Fund, Merritt Community Capital, Silicon Valley Bank, California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, California Debt Limit Allocation Committee, Donations from members of the Berkeley community. Additional funding for the Hope Center: Citi Community Development/LISC-NEF’s Bring Them Homes initiative, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. Additional funding for Berkeley Way: PGIM, Freddie Mac, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco.