Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization building affordable housing throughout the world. Through the work of Habitat, thousands of low-income families have found new hope in the form of affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity along with churches, community groups and others have joined together to successfully tackle a significant social problem―decent housing for all. Since 1976, Habitat has helped 6.8 million people find strength, stability and independence through safe, decent and affordable shelter.
Robert Mowat Associates have teamed with Habitat of Humanity to collaborate on two separate projects in the East bay. Central Commons in Fremont is a Habitat project providing affordable housing within a tightly clustered development of 30 townhouses. This project provides affordable housing along and a pleasant outdoor environment with colorful drought tolerant plantings and a communal play area. This project also provides a storm water treatment gardens and recreational social space in the center of the community. Construction is slated to begin in 2016 and the first homes occupied in late 2016. A second project, Sequoia Grove in Hayward is another RMA project with Habitat that provides similar landscape amenities and a community garden area for food production.