Positive Impact Project – Crescent Park

Modern Class Design and EAH Housing Announce “Positive Impact Project”

NFL Pro Bowler to Kickoff Resource Center Redesign with Mural Painting


March 29, 2012


Richmond, CA — Modern Class Design (MCD), in partnership with EAH Housing and the Vernon and Vontae Davis Family Foundation, launched the “Positive Impact Project” and the reimagining of the Crescent Park Apartments Multicultural Family Resource Center (MFRC) located at 5004 Hartnett Avenue. A celebratory mural painting by San Francisco 49er Vernon Davis and resident youth inaugurated the occasion.

“Crescent Park Apartments stand as a testament to the strong spirit and deep roots of Richmond. I applaud the continued stewardship by EAH Housing and commend Modern Class Design for their commitment to an affordable housing community that has served the City of Richmond since the 1960’s and has become a distinguished leader through environmental responsibility,” said Richmond Mayor, Gayle McLaughlin.

The Crescent Park community can anticipate a trendsetting makeover of their Multicultural Family Resource Center with staff and resident needs guiding the much anticipated transformation. The “Positive Impact Project” remodel will begin with the 1200 square foot multipurpose room including modern furniture, exciting new equipment and increased artistry and functionality. As the project organically takes shape, plans have been made to revamp the resource center’s computer lab with advanced computers and software as well as to improve the surrounding outdoor areas.

EAH Housing, a nonprofit affordable housing developer, acquired Crescent Park in 1994 and quickly moved to restore it to its former status as a valued community resource. The 378 unit property stretches over nearly 25 acres and is the largest solar powered affordable housing community in the U.S, serving approximately 1800 residents.

“Union Bank has long been committed to the vitality of Crescent Park Apartments and is excited to see Modern Class Design and the Vernon and Vontae Davis Family Foundation investing into the fabric that makes this EAH Housing community so great,” said Senior Vice President Annette Billingsley, head of Union Bank’s Community Development Finance division.

Modern Class Design is a full service interior design company that is committed to excellence and quality. Company founders, CEO Vernon Davis and COO Antone Barnes grew up in inner-city-neighborhoods where they were surrounded by urban blight and have committed MCD to doing community revitalization projects that will benefit communities like the ones where they grew up.

“Our motto at Modern Class Design is ‘Don’t follow Trends, set them’. Be it your home, your community or your path in life, make it your own, make it positive and be unique and different in your own way. Just like art and our kids, communities like Crescent Park Apartments are long term investments and MCD along with EAH Housing want their future to be rich and full of color,” said San Francisco 49er and Modern Class Design CEO, Vernon Davis.

“Modern Class Design, the Vernon and Vontae Davis Family Foundation and EAH Housing share a passion for community, helping others and a flair for the creative touch. Our common values and shared vision will set the tone for excellence in the community and inspire others to follow suit,” said EAH Housing President and CEO, Mary Murtagh.

About EAH Housing

Established in 1968, EAH Housing is one of the oldest and most respected nonprofit developers and managers in the western United States. EAH has developed over 7,268 homes and manages 101 properties serving working families, students and seniors in 50 municipalities throughout California and Hawaii.

For more information visit www.eahhousing.org.