The City of Pleasanton works with various agencies in the Tri-Valley region to coordinate housing and services for persons with disabilities. Specific information on these opportunities is available by directly contacting each applicable agency.
Housing Units for Persons with Disabilities
Through programs such as the City’s Growth Management Ordinance, the federal CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) and HOME (HOME Investment Partnership Program) grants, and others, the City has assisted the development of specific housing units in Pleasanton that are reserved for persons with disabilities. Rental opportunities in these developments are administered either by the on-site management or by a supporting agency as indicated below:
The Promenade Apartments (5300 Case Ave.; 4 units for persons with physical disabilities)
As part of the 68 below-market rental apartments in this 146-unit complex, the City utilized funds from its federal HOME grant to construct four (4) apartments at below-market rents for persons with physical disabilities. Each apartment is located on the ground floor and includes universal design features that promote accessibility and independent living. Leasing for these apartments is administered directly by The Promenade’s on-site management staff. Interested parties should contact The Promenade at 925-461-1948.
The Promenade Apartments (5300 Case Ave.; 4 units for persons with developmental disabilities)
In addition to the four units described above, the City worked with East Bay Innovations and the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to reserve four (4) additional below-market rental apartments at The Promenade for persons with developmental disabilities who are able to live independently. Supportive services are provided through East Bay Innovations in collaboration with the Regional Center of the East Bay. Rental information can be obtained by contacting East Bay Innovations at 510-618-1580.
REACH (homes for persons with developmental disabilities)
The City has contributed significant funding through its federal CDBG and HOME grants to REACH (Resources Education Activities Community and Housing for Special Adults of the Tri-Valley, formerly HOUSE, Inc.), a local nonprofit agency, to purchase and remodel several homes in Pleasanton. These homes provide below-market rental housing for low-income adults with developmental disabilities who are able to live independently with supportive services, fostering community integration, dignity, and independence. Inquiries regarding housing opportunities should be directed to REACH, P.O. Box 5564, Pleasanton, CA 94566 (E-mail: email@example.com).
Bay Area Community Services (housing for persons with mental disabilities)
The City has provided funding through its federal CDBG grant to Bay Area Community Services (BACS) to purchase and rehabilitate a six-unit apartment complex in downtown Pleasanton to provide below-market rental housing for low-income individuals with mental disabilities who are able to live independently. Through its Valley Creative Living Center, BACS provides supportive services including activity and employment programs that promote independence and community integration. Rental opportunities are administered directly by BACS (925-484-8457).
Assisted Living and Community Care Facilities (market-rate)
Housing opportunities for persons with disabilities are also available through several assisted living facilities that have been developed in Pleasanton and its neighbor communities in recent years. Because these facilities offer housing together with a range of services and activities, the monthly cost is generally very expensive. The City’s Housing Division can provide information on assisted living facilities in Pleasanton and the surrounding area. Similar housing opportunities can be found on a smaller scale in residential care facilities that are licensed by the State. These facilities generally accommodate up to six (6) residents and are licensed for a particular type of care or shelter (e.g., elderly, disabled, youth, etc.). Information on licensed community care facilities in Pleasanton and the surrounding area can be obtained by contacting the State of California Community Care Licensing Division (510-286-4201).
Carmen Avenue Apartments (30 units of rental housing for persons with disabilities in Livermore)
The City of Pleasanton contributed funds from its federal HOME allocation to Affordable Housing Associates to assist the development of a regional housing project in Livermore for persons with disabilities and special needs. Leasing inquiries should be directed to the on-site management office at 2891 Carmen Ave., Livermore (925-606-8031).
Fremont Oak Gardens (51 units of rental housing for deaf senior citizens located in Fremont)
The City of Pleasanton contributed funds from its federal HOME allocation to Satellite Senior Housing to assist the development of a regional housing project in Fremont for deaf senior citizens. Fremont Oak Gardens, a 51-unit apartment complex for seniors aged 55 and older who are deaf or hard of hearing, opened in 2005. Leasing inquiries should be directed to the on-site management office at 2681 Driscoll Road, Fremont (510-490-4013; TTY 510-490-4019).
Lorenzo Creek (28 units of rental housing for formerly homeless and disabled in Castro Valley)
The City of Pleasanton contributed funds from its federal HOME allocation to Allied Housing to assist the development of a regional housing project in Castro Valley for homeless and chronically disabled persons. Leasing inquiries should be directed to the on-site management office at 22198 Center St., Castro Valley (510-881-7622).
Housing Information and Referral for Persons with Disabilities
Most of the agencies referenced above also may be able to provide housing information and referral services to persons with disabilities. In addition, the following contacts may provide useful housing information and referral for persons with disabilities:
CRIL (Community Resources for Independent Living)
The City contracts with CRIL to provide housing counseling services to persons with disabilities. Services are offered through CRIL’s Tri-Valley Branch Office at the Livermore Multi-Services Center, 3311 Pacific Ave., Livermore (925-371-1531; TTY 925-371-1532). Drop in hours are Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday by appointment).
ECHO (Eden Council for Hope and Opportunity)
The City contracts with ECHO to provide a range of housing counseling services to Pleasanton residents and landlords, including tenant-landlord mediation and discrimination investigation. As with CRIL, ECHO provides services through the Livermore Multi-Services Center, 3311 Pacific Ave., Livermore (call 925-449-7340 for information or appointments).
“211” Community Services Hotline
This new service is provided by Eden I&R (Information and Referral) through a contract with the State Public Utilities Commission. The 211 system offers information on a broad range of services, including rent assistance, food banks, affordable housing, health resources, child care, after-school programs, elderly care, financial literacy, and job training programs. Information can be obtained by dialing “211” from any local phone.
Services for Persons with Disabilities
CRIL (Community Resources for Independent Living)
CRIL is a nonprofit organization that advocates and provides resources for people with disabilities to improve quality of life and make communities fully accessible. Independent living services are offered at no charge to persons with disabilities living in southern and eastern Alameda County. In order to become a CRIL consumer, an individual must have a disability and be paired with an Independent Living Coordinator. CRIL is also a resource for disability awareness education and training, advocacy and technical advice. Services that are provided include housing assistance, personal assistance referral, information referral, benefits advocacy, peer support, independent living skills training, healthy women project and assistive technology. For more information, contact CRIL directly (925-371-1531; TTY 925-371-1532).
East Bay Innovations
East Bay Innovations is a nonprofit agency that is dedicated to assisting people with developmental disabilities to live in their own homes and to be employed in jobs of their choosing. To achieve this goal, the agency provides an array of support services and help in accessing and utilizing community resources. Services are provided through three programs: Employment Services, Independent Living Services, and Supported Living Services. For more information, contact East Bay Innovations directly (510-618-1580).
Regional Center of the East Bay (RCEB)
RCEB supports persons with developmental disabilities and their families with the tools needed to achieve lives of quality and satisfaction, and builds partnerships that result in inclusive communities. Some of their services may include providing adaptive equipment and supplies, additional staff, behavioral intervention programs, child care, counseling services, day programs, diapers, early intervention and prevention services, independent living services, infant programs, mobility training, nursing services, parental and genetic services, parenting training, residential services, respite services, specialized medical and dental care, supported living services, therapy services, and transportation. Individuals who have a developmental disability, or are at risk of developing one are eligible for services, as well as parents of children who are at risk. For more information, contact RCEB directly (510-383-1200).
Kaleidoscope Activity Center
The City of Pleasanton has provided significant financial support through its CDBG grant to the Kaleidoscope Activity Center, an activity program for developmentally disabled youth located in Dublin. Kaleidoscope is operated by Easter Seals Bay Area and plays an important role teaching vital independent living skills to Tri-Valley youth with disabilities. For more information, contact Kaleidoscope directly (925-828-8857).
Keystone Adult Learning Center
The City of Pleasanton has provided financial assistance to Keystone Adult Learning Center, an activity program for developmentally disabled adults located in Pleasanton. Keystone provides opportunities for developmentally disabled adults to lead meaningful and active lives within the mainstream of the Tri-Valley community. The agency is an adult day care facility licensed by the California State Department of Social Services and a vendorized agency with the Regional Center of the East Bay. For more information, contact Keystone directly (925-484-5330).
For more information on housing opportunities and services for persons with disabilities, contact the agencies listed above, or the City of Pleasanton Housing Division at 925-931-5007.
NOTE: It is illegal for any housing provider to discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, physical handicap, marital status, sexual preference, or religion. If you have been unlawfully discriminated against, or you have questions about your rights, contact ECHO Housing at 510-581-9380 or 925-449-7340.