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VMWP Has Opened in Minneapolis!

We are excited to bring our passion for designing equitable, sustainable, and affordable housing to the Twin Cities.   In Fact, We've Been Here for Years VMWP has been serving Minnesotan neighborhoods since 2007. We have completed several infill urban design studies, responding to the need for mid-size transit-oriented […]

Colma Veterans Village Dedication

We are excited to celebrate the grand opening and dedication of Colma Veterans Village. Colma Veterans Village is a new affordable community serving low-income veterans, the first Mercy Housing community of its kind in the San Francisco Bay Area.The 66-apartment, three story building features a variety […]

VMWP Celebrates 30 Years

On Friday we were honored to celebrate 30 years of work with our VMWP family. Surrounded by former employees, colleagues, collaborators, clients, and partners we are grateful to have had the opportunity to work alongside so many amazing people throughout our thirty years of sustainable […]

Sheltered from the superheated real estate market, Valencia Gardens residents view the changing Mission from a different vantage point

By Eric Murphy In the Mission, gentrification and displacement loom over daily life. Stories abound of wealthy newcomers pushing out longtime community members, skyrocketing rents, and local businesses changing to fit the tastes of a new class of neighborhood residents. But for the people of Valencia Gardens, […]

Woman, 90, Creates Scale Model for Whistlestop Project in San Rafael

By Kate Fitzimmons Sally Lewis turned down a request to create a scale model of the proposed Whistlestop building planned for San Rafael. She is no stranger to creating scale models of buildings. She even spent a portion of her art career creating amazing scale models of […]

Richardson Hall Elders Honored in The New York Times

The Most Fabulous Old Folks Home By Wendy MacNaughton House of Elders It’s hard getting old. It’s even harder for LGBTQ seniors, who are all but invisible both in conversations around aging and within the youth-focused LGBTQ community. For the end of pride month, I visited San Francisco’s […]

Warm Springs Featured in Silicon Valley Business Journal

Silicon Valley Business Journal: Fremont in focus: Housing rises in Warm Springs as developers wait for commercial contracts The first residents have moved into Fremont’s Warm Springs Innovation District, though the view from their condos and townhomes — where prices start around $850,000 and rise to […]

El Cerrito Celebrates Grand Opening of Hana Gardens Senior Apartments

El Cerrito, CA - The City of El Cerrito, Eden Housing, and Van Meter Williams Pollack celebrate the grand opening of Hana Gardens Senior Apartments, in El Cerrito. Hana Gardens Senior Apartments is a 63 unit mixed-use senior affordable housing community adjacent to City Hall and […]

Crossing Pointe Featured in APA Colorado’s Planning Matters Newsletter

Jeos Oreamuno writes the lead article, Generational Bond: Affordable Senior Housing Helping Families Grow Old Together, in the American Planning Association Colorado Chapter's May 2019 newsletter, Planning Matters. The Adams County housing authority, Unison Housing Partners, applies progressive housing solutions in the framing of multigenerational housing models. Crossing […]

703 Third Street Wins Design Approval

In a 4-0-2 vote Tuesday, the San Rafael Design Review Board gave a thumbs-up to the project at 703 Third St. and 898 Lincoln Ave., two contiguous lots bounded by Tamalpais Avenue and next to the San Rafael Transit Center. Board members Larry Paul and […]
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