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President and CEO, Mary Murtagh

President and CEO, Mary Murtagh

To Our Friends,

At a time when rents are escalating and the supply of affordable homes is scarce, EAH Housing is privileged to make a difference in the lives of more than 20,000 residents in California and Hawaii. Today more than ever, we are dedicated to increasing the supply of sustainable apartment homes while also rehabilitating older properties for long-term affordability.

We also know that a home is much more than just a shelter. We’re prepared to go the extra distance to serve our diverse communities — comprised of people of many income levels, educational backgrounds, job skills, religions and races. We work hard to put residents on a path to success.

Each community requires a special touch and we take pride in our work with cities, counties, the private sector, advocacy organizations and other nonprofits to create new opportunities for individuals and families. These partnerships are key to our ability to accomplish good work and bring about social justice.

We are celebrating another successful year that would not be possible without our professional staff and partners. We look forward to strengthening the friendships we have and creating new ones to expand our reach in support of families, seniors, students, people with disabilities and veterans.

Thanks for being part of our family, and for all that you do to make the world a better place.

Mary Murtagh
Mary Murtagh signature
President and CEO
EAH Housing



Board of  Directors

Judy Binsacca  ~  Chair
Pat Cashman
Michael Collins
Doug Elliott  ~  Secretary/Treasurer
Paul S. Foster  ~ Vice Chair
William W. Thompson
Joseph F. Walsh
Linn Warren
Lucien P. Wong

Emeritus Directors

Mark Buell
Steven Goldfarb

Hawaii Advisory Council

Chrystn K. A. Eads 
Wallace S. J. Ching
James Kometani
Carole M. Lau
Lynn McCrory
Larry Rodriguez
Lucien P. Wong

Sustainable Practices = Smart, Eco-Friendly Communities

84% of EAH-owned properties are green construction or have green technology retrofits.


Avena Bella, Turlock, CA

quotesAs LEED-certified, Avena Bella sets the example that we can all live better by reducing our environmental footprint, cutting our utility bills, and coming home to a greener place to live.

~ Nate Kredich, Vice President of Residential Market Development,
    U.S. Green Building Council

Leading with Solar

EAH joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge (BBC), with a commitment to reduce energy usage across our portfolio by 20% within 10 years.  This represents 10% of the national target for the BBC White House Climate Action Plan.

quotesWe’re proud to partner with EAH Housing. . . their ability to adapt and maximize the potential of solar on affordable housing is virtually unmatched.

~ Scott Sarem, Chief Operating Officer, Everyday Energy

Conserving Water

Do Your Part, Be Water Smart campaign launched in 2014 with water conservation trainings and contests for staff and residents. 


Crescent Park, Richmond, CA

Long-Term Stewardship = Good Business for All

EAH Housing is a regional leader in preserving  properties for permanent affordability in response to the growing national loss of affordable housing. 

Kings Valley, Cloverdale, CA
Kings Valley, Cloverdale, CA
Shelter Hill, Mill Valley, CA
Shelter Hill, Mill Valley, CA

Renovations Started in 2014/15:

Buchanan Park, San Francisco
Parkview Senior and Parkview Family, San Jose
Stonebridge, St. Helena

378 apartment homes

Renovations Completed in 2014/15:  

Cochrane Village, Morgan Hill
Kalani Gardens, Mililani
Kings Valley, Cloverdale
Sonoma Creekside, Santa Rosa

357 apartment homes



Shelter Hill, Mill Valley

103 apartment homes

quotesWe operate with the belief that every action can have a positive impact on the community, and on our world.

~ Laura Hall, Chief Operating Officer, EAH Housing

New Affordable Homes = Thriving Healthy Neighborhoods

From Princeville to Menlo Park and Oakland to Ewa Beach, EAH Housing is building workforce, veteran, older adult and special needs housing that meets the needs of local communities. 

Grand Opening, Cathedral Gardens:

Oakland, May 2015

100 apartments

  • Developed by EAH Housing in partnership with
    the Oakland Housing Authority
  • Close to transit for families and special needs residents
  • LEED® Platinum Certified
  • 2015 Real Estate Deal of the Year: Affordable Residential
    Outside San Francisco, San Francisco Business Times
Cathedral Gardens, Oakland, CA
Cathedral Gardens, Oakland, CA

This project respects and enhances Oakland by preserving and reusing the historic rectory building while adding much needed new affordable housing units into one of the Bay Area’s most creative and thriving neighborhoods.

~ Eric Johnson, Executive Director, Oakland Housing Authority


Grand Opening, Villages of Moa‘e Kū Phase II:

Ewa Beach, October 2014

76 apartments

  • For older adults, families and working professionals
  • Developed by EAH Housing
  • 2014 Kukulu Hale Awards: New Project of the Year,
    NAIOP Hawaii
Villages of Moa‘e Kū Phase II, Ewa Beach, HI
Villages of Moa‘e Kū Phase II, Ewa Beach, HI

Groundbreaking for Willow Housing:

Menlo Park, February 2015

60 apartments for veterans

In partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs and Core Affordable Housing 

Groundbreaking for Kolopua:

Princeville, July 2014

44 workforce apartments

In partnership with Vitus Group, Inc.

EAH Scholarships = A Brighter Future

Since 2012, EAH Housing has awarded $185,000 in scholarships to 44 students.

The EAH Housing Scholarship Fund is made possible through generous contributions from the estate of affordable housing advocate Rebecca Wood Watkin, the EAH Board of Directors, EAH staff and individual donors.

In the 2014/2015 academic year, 12 students from Hawaii and several cities in California including Turlock, Richmond, San Jose, Union City and Fresno received $2,500 annually renewable scholarships from EAH Housing for a total of $30,000.

New scholarship recipient from Edgewater Place, Larkspur, CA
New scholarship recipient from Edgewater Place, Larkspur, CA
Multi-year scholarship recipient from Kukui Tower, Honolulu, HI
Multi-year scholarship recipient from Kukui Tower, Honolulu, HI

quotesI strive to excel in my courses to make the most of this scholarship. It has changed my world and in turn, I can later “Change the World from Here,” as my university motto suggests. 

~ Yueqing Lin, EAH Housing Scholarship Recipient 2015

Customized Resident Services = Healthy Living and Enriched Lives

From food for seniors to homework clubs for youth, supportive services for veterans and financial education for families,
EAH helps stop the cycle of poverty and put residents on a path to success.  

Through local partnerships, EAH properties are able to offer a variety of services to residents.

Health & Wellness

  • Community Gardens and Nutrition
  • Exercise and Fitness Groups
  • Health Fairs

“Circle of Strength”, a pilot at Cathedral Gardens, promotes health and wellness for staff and residents in partnership with local service providers.

Kukui Gardens partners with Kalihi Palama Health Center to provide on-site health services for residents.


  • After-School Programs and Summer Camps
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes
  • Financial Literacy Classes
  • Technology/Computer Resource Labs

Building Community

  • Holiday Celebrations
  • National Night Out
  • Neighborhood Watch Teams
  • Youth, Family and Senior Programs
Art Class in San Rafael
Art Class in San Rafael
Financial Education in Fresno
Financial Education in Fresno
Halloween in Richmond
Halloween in Richmond
Garden in Oakland
Garden in Oakland
Study Group in Davis
Study Group in Davis
Celebration in Honolulu
Celebration in Honolulu

Before moving to Cathedral Gardens in Oakland my rent was more than half my income. I also had to wake up at 4 o’clock in the morning to make it to work on time.

~ Kiros Gebregzabher, Resident,
   Cathedral Gardens

Comprehensive Real Estate Management Services =
Optimal Return on Investment

In 2014/15, we continued to pursue innovative cost-efficient technologies and sustainable operating standards across our diverse portfolio of apartment home communities.

EAH Housing Population Served
EAH Housing Real Estate Management

EAH Housing welcomes the opportunity to manage properties for other owners of affordable housing:

Kunia Village on Oahu, HI

82 former plantation worker homes

Including renovations and rebuilding.


Peacock Commons in Santa Clara, CA

34 homes with supportive services
for 45 transitional youth
(ages 18-24)

Many are formerly homeless, aging out of foster care or victims of domestic violence. Six homes are set aside for mentors who live on the premises as role models. They help facilitate activities and communications with service providers for case management, employment counseling and independent living skills.

Kunia Village - Malanai Architectural Rendering, Oahu, HI
Kunia Village – Malanai Architectural Rendering, Oahu, HI
Peacock Commons, Santa Clara, CA
Peacock Commons, Santa Clara, CA

EAH Advocacy = Greater Support for Affordable Housing

EAH Housing engages in resident and community education and organizing to promote government policy, funding and housing solutions for those who suffer from the housing crisis.

EAH Housing Advocacy Event

This annual event is an opportunity for our business partners and associates to come together to better understand the challenges facing our industry. For the first time in 20 years, it was held in Honolulu, HI.

160 attendees including outgoing Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie; Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell; Senator Brian Schatz; State Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland; and Jun Yang, Executive Director, Office of Housing Honolulu

Affordable Housing Is a Treasure program

2014 Annual Advocacy Event, Honolulu, HI

There is nothing more pressing this evening, here in Hawaii, than providing more than shelter, providing a home. The commitment you’re making in this area is as fundamental to our decision about the kind of human beings we’re going to be as anything you’re going to do in your life.

~ Neil Abercrombie,  former Governor of Hawaii

Please join us in this important work!

Advocate for more affordable housing 

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EAH Housing Financial Report

Fiscal Year 2014/15

data graph key Real Estate Development
graph data key Real Estate Management
graph data key Communications
graph data key Administration
data graph keyReal Estate DevelopmentPartner/Asset Management Fees$558,000   
  Development Fees$5,765,000   
  Affiliated Organizations$20,142,000   
  Ground Lease/Rental Income$79,000   
  Other Income$100,000Total$26,644,000
graph data keyReal Estate ManagementManagement/Accounting Fees$7,587,000   
  Partner/Asset Management Fees$558,000   
  Ground lease/Rental Income$79,000   
  Other Income$181,000Total$8,405,000
graph data keyCommunicationsGrants$197,000   
graph data keyReal Estate DevelopmentProperty Development Expenses$5,398,000   
  Capital Contributions$1,206,000Total$6,604,000
graph data keyReal Estate ManagementProperty Management Expenses$8,722,000Total$8,722,000
graph data keyCommunicationsMarketing/Advocacy$731,000   
graph data keyAdministrationManagement and General$961,000Total$961,000

Items of Interest

  1. End of year net assets increased by 39.5%
  2. Current and long-term liabilities & obligations increased by 3.5%

Surplus income is designated for prudent reserves, future financial liabilities and the preservation and creation of affordable housing.

Our Mission is to create community by developing, managing and promoting
quality affordable housing. Established in 1968, EAH Housing is one of the most
respected nonprofit developers in the western United States.


Our Vision is of balanced communities comprised of people of many income
levels, educational backgrounds, job skills, religions and races, with attractive and affordable
housing. We believe this balance enhances the quality and richness of all our lives.



475 Employees in CA and HI
• Partnerships with 55 municipalities and 15 counties
• Serving urban, rural, older adult, family, student, special needs and veteran populations



92 properties and 7,268 apartments
• Acquired 25 properties in two states
• More than $1 billion in developed housing



111 properties with 8,961 unit leases
• Own 6,496 units
• Fee Management = 30%
• Serving more than 20,000 residents


EAH Housing residents
EAH Housing resident

EAH Housing


2169 E. Francisco Blvd., Suite B
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone: 415-258-1800
Fax: 415-453-4927
TTY: 800-735-2929
EAH Inc. California BRE #00853495


1001 Bishop Street, Suite 2880
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-523-8826
Fax: 808-523-8827
TTY: 866-835-8169
EAH Inc. Hawaii RB #16985