Bay Area churches building affordable housing

Green Escrow | New construction, housing

A number of churches in the Bay Area are building – or looking to build – affordable housing on the property they own the help ease the housing crisis in the area. Currently, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Walnut Creek is close to completing construction of 44 affordable apartments next to the church. Most will have income caps and be for renters earning between about $26,000 and $35,000 a year.

While there are other projects in Berkeley and West Oakland, many churches are facing obstacles fro zoning restrictions to neighborhood opposition as they try to relieve the housing problem.