Opening Doors to Homes
A low-income family paying 50% of their income to rent and utilities can be stuck in a cycle of poverty where any unexpected cost tips the scale from getting by to going under water, putting their housing at risk, too.
RCD’s quality housing is affordable, giving low-income people a foundation for a better future. The community resources that we develop offer:
- Affordable rent and professional property management
- Access to on-site resident services and community resources
- Green building features that are healthy and cost-efficient, and
- A safe home near transportation, jobs, retail, and services
Residents appreciate living in a safe, viable community near transportation, retail, and services, and it's affordable.
RCD provides affordable housing to more than 4,000 low-income people. Since 1984, we have developed over 1900 units, with more than 35 percent for people with special needs. View a map and get more information about our properties here.
Our properties include staff and property management offices, community rooms, computer rooms, and landscaped outdoor spaces – designed to support strong communities.
Newly constructed buildings and rehabilitations of older building use green building materials and methods to meet the highest standards of environmental sustainability to provide:
- A healthy indoor environment
- Energy conservation and lower energy costs
- Locations near public transit, retail and services, and jobs
RCD homes include onsite social services to help residents gain self-sufficiency and build a better life for themselves and their children. Through partnerships with other service providers in each community, we provide tools for success to a large and diverse population.
Collaborations with local governments, lenders, investors, funders, and donors contribute greatly to our success in creating housing options that work for people with very low incomes.
The Bay Area needs more affordable housing for low-income residents. From single rooms to four-bedroom apartments, our housing will remain affordable for at least 50 years! Our mission is to create and preserve more affordable, services-enriched housing to help meet the need.