The Altenheim (German for Elders Home) is a former senior assisted living facility on a six-acre campus in the City of Oaklands Dimond/Glenview district. The community was founded in the 1890s by immigrants from German-speaking countries, received the Partners in Preservation Award from the Oakland Heritage Alliance in 2007, and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
Phase I of the renovation project, completed in 2006, restored the beautiful campus and grounds, creating 93 studio and one-bedroom apartments in the existing historic buildings and over 10,000 square feet of community space that houses on site supportive services, community and creative programs for residents. The second phase of this development consists of three new buildings that complement and integrate with the historic structures and provide 81 additional senior apartments.
The Altenheim was developed by Citizens Housing Corporation and recently transferred to Eden Housing, Inc. for completion. The newly restored campus consists of 174 beautiful, brand-new affordable apartments for senior households earning 20% to 50% of Area Median Income.
Last updated on October 19th, 2017
Since this property has a Project-Based Section 8 contract with HUD, some or all of the rents at this community are based on tenant incomes. Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance tenants will make a monthly contribution toward rent equal to 30% of their adjusted income. There is a minimum tenant contribution of $25 for all rents at this property regardless of tenant income.
The Altenheim is managed by Eden Housing.