Mission & History

The vision of EAH Housing is of inclusive neighborhoods with thriving socioeconomic and cultural diversity for generations to come, through well-designed affordable housing and a commitment to stewardship and residents’ quality of life through services.

EAH Housing residentsEAH Housing is a non-profit corporation founded with the belief that attractive affordable rental housing is the cornerstone to sustainable, healthy, and livable communities.

Established in 1968, EAH Housing has become one of the largest and most respected nonprofit housing development and management organizations in the western United States. With a staff of over 700, EAH develops affordable housing, manages 230 properties in California and Hawai‘i, and plays a leadership role in local, regional and national housing advocacy efforts.

Starting from grass-roots origins in response to the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., EAH Housing now serves over 25,000 seniors, families, veterans, students, people with special needs,  and the formerly unhoused. Combining award winning design, innovative on-site services and a commitment to people, EAH reflects the distinctive personality of each community.

Affordable housing is a critical issue touching each of us.

From teachers to caregivers and seniors to firefighters – we are all affected by the availability of housing. EAH Housing is committed to maintaining the current supply of affordable rental housing. Properties owned by EAH are designed to be affordable in perpetuity and not to be sold. Unparalleled dedication by EAH Housing staff, board and special funders will continue to bring affordable housing to the many constituencies that compose the unique fabric of our country today.

EAH Housing is dedicated to building communities that enhance the surrounding neighborhoods.

The organization has developed 106 properties with an estimated aggregate development cost of $2.2 billion (current dollars), and manages over 13,000 unit leases in 92 municipalities in California and Hawai‘i. EAH has received multiple national awards for property management and design, and numerous commendations from legislators on the federal, state and local levels.

A roof is just the beginning…