Welcome to Interfaith Housing
Interfaith Housing, Inc. (IFH) owns and operates three apartment complexes that provide low-cost housing for senior citizens in Livermore. It was founded in the late 1960s by representatives of eight religious congregations. The three IFH communities, Hillcrest Gardens, Vineyard Village and Arbor Vista, provide a total of 207 one-bedroom rental units for low- and very-low-income seniors, all subsidized by rental assistance programs of the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City of Livermore has assisted with the initial financing of each of the three apartment complexes.
The first Interfaith Housing complex, Hillcrest Gardens, opened in 1971 with 54 apartments at 550 Hillcrest Avenue. The second, Vineyard Village, opened in 1982 with 74 apartments at 3700 Pacific Avenue, and IFH’s most recent project, Arbor Vista, opened in 1998 with 79 apartments at 1300 S. Livermore Avenue (adjacent to the Livermore Library). All have nicely landscaped campuses and are very pleasant places for seniors to live, so each complex has a long list of people waiting for apartments to become available.
IFH, a non-profit, non-sectarian corporation, is governed by a board of directors consisting of two representatives from each member congregation. The member congregations have changed slightly over the years, but at present the board consists of representatives from Congregation Beth Emek and the following churches: St. Charles Borromeo Catholic, St. Michael’s Catholic, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal, First Presbyterian, Asbury United Methodist, Holy Cross Lutheran and Unitarian Universalist.
The Interfaith Housing properties are currently managed by Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA). At present, all three wait lists are closed for an indefinite period. To be notified of wait lists opening at any property under SAHA management, visit their website to apply for housing and select the button to Subscribe to Housing Interest Notifications.