Fair Oaks Commons

  • Redwood City, California
  • Alta Housing Corporation

Located in the North Fair Oaks community of Redwood City, an area hit hard by the housing crisis and in critical need of affordable housing, this 100 percent affordable housing community specifically addresses military veterans and special needs.

Fair Oaks Commons provides 61 studio units, five one-bedroom units, one manager’s unit, and amenity space for low-income households, including veterans and those with special needs. It is conveniently situated within walking distance of grocery, pharmacy, restaurants, and public transit. To support public transit usage, there is enclosed bicycle parking accommodating up to 45 bikes, and a bicycle repair station for residents. Additionally, four outdoor bicycle parking spaces are available for guests. Amenities include an outdoor courtyard on the podium deck with BBQ, seating areas and outdoor exercise equipment, and a community room with a technology lounge. Onsite services are provided to ensure housing stability, promote health and wellness, and encourage social integration with a full-time service coordinator organizing job readiness programs, educational assistance, financial planning courses, and counseling services.  

Project Specs

Site Area:0.5 acre
Building Area:67,895 sqft total
Number of Units:67 apartments
Density/FAR:134 du/ac


2021 USGBC LEED Homes Award, Outstanding Multifamily Project


LEED BD+C: Homes Platinum Certified

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