In fiscal year 2019-2020, Regional Center of the East Bay (RCEB) received Community Resource Development Plan funding from the Department of Developmental Services to develop affordable housing units. RCEB has been working with Satellite Affordable Housing (SAHA) on  a multifamily project called  “The Grinnell”. The Grinnell is located at 2527 San Pablo Avenue, in Berkeley, on the corner of Blake Street and San Pablo Avenue.


The Grinnell is a 63 unit, affordable housing complex which is nearing construction completion and it is anticipated to open in early 2024. The Grinnell will have on site housing support services through Housing Consortium of the East Bay and all units will be accessible.


RCEB has 12 units (8- one bedroom and 4-two bedroom units) that are set aside for clients of the Regional Center of the East Bay. All units will be project based section 8, meaning that there are income limits that are 30% of the Adjusted Median Income (see flyer for details).


As these units are set aside for clients with an intellectual disability, at least one of the household members needs to have a developmental disability.  If there are non-disabled parents, with a child with that has a developmental disability, who meet the income requirements, and are in need of affordable housing, they could potentially qualify.


We are starting to develop a list of potential clients for these units and will be collecting names as referred by the case manager. We will be randomly selecting names from this list to submit to SAHA. The due date for collecting names will be August 25, 2023.


Please contact your RCEB case manager with questions and to be added to the list. Please let your case manager know your house hold size and your address, phone, and/or email address. You can also email this information directly to


Satellite Affordable Housing Associates staff will reach out to those who are selected and will be working with the client through the process of certification for the project based section 8. SAHA is hoping to have individuals complete the certification process by December 2023.


Please see the flyer for more details.