Mandela Gateway

Mandela Gateway
Mandela Gateway
Mandela Gateway
Mandela Gateway
Mandela Gateway


Wall-to-wall carpeting
All-electric kitchen
Washer/dryer hook-ups
Deck/patio (some units)


Community room with kitchen
Computer lab
Laundry facilities
Two children’s play areas
Assigned covered garage and carport parking
Gated property
Courtesy patrol
Professional on-site management


  • Best Urban Project | AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE 2005 Readers' Choice Awards
  • Best Affordable | 2003 SAN FRANCISCO BUSINESS TIMES Real Estate Deals of the Year
  • Housing and Community Development | NAHRO 2006 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
  • Residential Development - New Construction | CALIFORNIA REDEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION 2006 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
  • Best Low Rise Apartment Project - Up to 3 stories | 2006 GOLD NUGGET GRAND AWARD
  • Best Affordable Project – 30 units/Acre or More | 2006 GOLD NUGGET MERIT AWARD
  • Best Residential Project of the Year / Urban - Attached | 2006 GOLD NUGGET MERIT AWARD

Mandela Gateway Apartments consists of 168 affordable one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments in Oakland.

  • Oakland

Mandela Gateway is located just across Seventh Street from the West Oakland BART Station. The complex provides 168 new affordable rental apartments, over 20,000 square feet of retail space, an outdoor play space for children, community space for residents, a landscaped town square and dedicated spaces for educational classes and after-school programs. Mandela Gateway replaced deteriorated public housing, an auto repair shop and a Caltrans parking lot, helping to reestablish Seventh Street as a retail corridor. The development was awarded Affordable Housing Finance Magazine’s 2005 Readers Choice Award for Best Urban Project, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials Award of Excellence in 2006, San Francisco Business Times’ Real Estate Deal of the Year for Affordable Residential Development 2005 and three Pacific Coast Builders Gold Nugget Awards.

Architect: Michael Willis Architects
General Contractor: James E. Roberts-Obayashi Corporation
Financial Partners: The City of Oakland, Oakland Housing Authority, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Home Loan Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Centerline Capital Group, World Savings, Fannie Mae, CalHFA

Living at Mandela Gateway

To find out if this property is currently accepting applications, please contact the Mandela Gateway Apartments management office at 510-451-1575.  Income and other restrictions apply.

Mandela Gateway Apartments is located at 1350 7th Street in Oakland. Click here for a map.

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