Merritt Crossing Senior Apartments
609 Oak St. Oakland , CA [map]
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We are currently ONLY accepting applications for our 1-bedroom Project-based Section 8 unit for homeless applicants living with AIDS/HIV
Merritt Crossing Senior Apartments will include 70 apartments affordable to seniors with incomes between 30 and 50 percent of median. The development will feature 5 studios, 55 one-bedroom units, 10 two-bedroom units and an enclosed garage with 18 parking spaces. The project has received a fifteen year commitment for fifty (50) Oakland Housing Authority project-based Section 8 vouchers that will ensure that the apartments are affordable to seniors with even lower incomes, including those living on SSI.
The building includes a large main community/multipurpose area as well as a number of other areas where residents can interact with each other throughout their daily activities. The community room is on the first floor and opens onto the large, 3,000 square foot, open space. The open space will not only provide space for a community garden for residents, but also encourage physical exercise and social interactions among residents. The community room will include computer workstations; drop-in computer classes will be provided at no cost to residents. A large services office off the lobby will provide space for visiting service providers to conduct health outreach and case management. The main laundry facilities are nearby providing further encouragement for resident contact. Each unit in the development will include access to high-speed internet at no cost to the resident.
Merritt Crossing Senior Apartments is ideally located to offer seniors the opportunity to age in place in their community with easy access to amenities and services. Lake Merritt BART is two blocks away away. A variety of grocery stores, senior centers, parks, shopping, and medical services are all within ½ mile. The ability for seniors to walk to shopping and other amenities allows for greater independence and a higher quality of life. Located just outside Oakland’s Chinatown there are a number of other service providers active in the neighborhood including Family Bridges, Asian Health Services, LifeLong Medical Care and Bay Area Community Services (BACS).