How We Work
AHA’s approach is innovative and ambitious, combining the compassion of a nonprofit organization with the entrepreneurial spirit of a for-profit developer. The results have been tremendous. Over fifteen hundred Bay Area residents are now living in beautiful, affordable properties built or rehabilitated by AHA. From the Madison at 14th St Apartments in Oakland to Petaluma Avenue Homes in Sebastopol and Carmen Avenue Apartments in Livermore, AHA’s well-maintained homes are places where hopes flourish and dreams take wing.
Throughout its history, AHA has repeatedly raised the bar for nonprofit developers. We hire award-winning architects, use the most cutting-edge green building methods and products, and wherever possible, prioritize local hires and local businesses. AHA manages all its own properties, ensuring responsiveness to residents’ needs and long term investment in the neighborhoods we serve. And our community-friendly approach means that the needs of neighbors will always be taken into consideration as well. In-house property management has been an AHA priority from the very beginning.
Property management staff work to ensure that AHA buildings are well maintained, safe, and attractive. We work in partnership with experienced resident services nonprofits to provide on-site resident services at most of our buildings. The partnership between property management and resident services results in better outcomes for our residents, who are more likely now to succeed in achieving their personal goals, including improving their credit scores, reuniting with family members, and maintaining their housing. It also results in changing many residents’ opinions about what is possible in affordable housing. We work to ensure that our homes are a source of pride for residents and an asset to their communities.
AHA’s high standards, along with our track record of successful fundraising and prudent fiscal management, have brought us over a decade of exhilarating years of growth and expansion. Through it all, we’ve remained focused on a single goal: creating and preserving high-quality affordable housing communities that strengthening individuals, families, and neighborhoods.