638 21st St Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 500-9434


Development Type


Family Housing

# of Apartments





Expected 2014


EAH Housing

Cathedral Gardens is an affordable rental housing community designed for families. Centrally located near downtown, 1/4 mile from BART, the community consists of 100 apartment homes built on an ideal infill site. The development incorporates a mix of new construction and historic rehab. Two new buildings, one three-stories and the other four-stories, will be constructed on either side of a rehabilitated 110 year old historic Rectory building. The four story building is constructed over a sunken structured parking garage with a landscaped podium deck to provide usable outdoor space for tenants.

Cathedral Gardens is a public/private joint venture between the Oakland Housing Authority and nonprofit developer EAH Housing. The two organizations came together to address a dire need for more affordable housing in the City of Oakland.

Cathedral Gardens is LEED® Platinum certified.

CLICK HERE to Download Cathedral Gardens Resident Selection Plan

Development Architect(s)

  • Chris Lamen & Associates

Community Features

  • Close to 19th St. BART and downtown Oakland
  • Management and maintenance offices
  • Lobby and reception area
  • Tot lot
  • Community room with TV
  • Fitness room
  • After school homework center
  • Computer learning lab
  • Onsite laundry
  • Parking garage
  • Bicycle parking for residents
  • Secured entrances
  • Small pets are welcome

Funding Investors


Funding Lenders

  • AHP
  • MHSA
  • Oakland Redevelopment Agency
  • Chase

Apartment Features

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Energy efficient appliances, windows
  • All electric appliances
  • Garbage disposal
  • Dishwasher
  • Wall-to-wall carpet
  • Private patio
  • Private balcony
  • Cable hook-up
  • Walk-in closets
  • Granite counters