The seven-story Nevin Plaza, a former public housing development, is being rehabilitated in Richmond, California.
June 27, 2023 – EAH Housing’s latest affordable housing development is the two-phase Nevin Plaza in Richmond, California.
The former public housing property will serve seniors and people with disabilities.
Phase I, scheduled to be completed in late 2024, will focus on rehabilitating the existing seven-story building, including 138 units, with designs and interiors led by HKIT Architects. A second phase will involve the development of a new building for seniors.
“This project is the latest example of the EAH Housing team’s unwavering dedication to building housing that supports the well-being of those individuals and groups who are too often overlooked,” said Laura Hall, president and CEO of the nonprofit. “With the Phase I renovation of Nevin Plaza, we are not simply upgrading the building’s physical infrastructure and interior design—we are creating a community where everyone, regardless of their socioeconomic background, can lead safe, healthy, and prosperous lives.”
As part of this initial phase, the developer plans to address significant structural and building envelope concerns. Additional interior upgrades will include new windows; refurbished mechanical and plumbing systems; and new finishes, kitchens, and bathrooms.
In addition, EAH Housing will also improve community amenities by adding entertainment and gathering areas, such as a community room and outdoor courtyard, as well as necessities like a fully equipped laundry room and a property management office.
The approximately $95 million project received a $51 million construction loan from Chase Bank, a $27 million Richmond Housing Authority seller carryback loan, $3.5 million in direct support from the city of Richmond, $401,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding from Contra Costa County, and a $38 million low-income housing tax credit investment from U.S. Bancorp Impact Finance.
In addition, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is supporting Nevin Plaza through the Section 8 project-based voucher program.