City Government, City Services

Depot Community Apartments welcomes first residents

January 9, 2024

Orange and yellow apartment building with a mural on the side.
Formerly homeless residents moved into new micro studio apartments at 2595 Depot Road, a recently completed residential community considered among the most complete expressions of newly constructed affordable supportive housing ever to open in the San Francisco Bay Area. 
Depot Community Apartments is a partnership of the City of Hayward and Allied Housing, the affordable housing development arm of nonprofit Abode Services, which will operate the property. 
Nearly half of the 125 approximately 300-square-foot units are for individuals and two-person households experiencing homelessness and extremely low-income, and who have been referred through the Alameda County Office of Homeless Care and Coordination Coordinated Entry System. The remaining units are reserved for individuals and two-person households with incomes of between 30 and 60 percent of the Area Medium Income for Alameda County—$31,080 to $62,160 for individuals and $35,520 to $71,040 for two-person households. 
The property, which began accepting applications in May 2023, has on-site management, including a resident manager, shared laundry facilities, activity and community rooms, outdoor recreation spaces, including a basketball court, picnic and barbecue areas, a dog park, and a community garden. 
Residents are supported with wrap-around services including on-site social workers, case management, and supportive workshops and classes—and the residence is situated next to Cronin House, a state-licensed drug and alcohol rehabilitation center.