Shelter in Peace

Our Mission:

Providing transitional housing and rent assistance in Alameda County for immigrants, refugees, and low income families who are supported by a sponsoring organization.

Joint Venture Home

To date, our four bedroom two bath Alameda house has served as a spacious home for two refugee families, one from Afghanistan and one from El Salvador. It is a joint venture with the City of Alameda in which they rent the house to Shelter in Peace at a below market price, and Shelter in Peace in turn rents it to refugee, immigrant, and low income families. This home provides plenty of space for large families and has a nice backyard and a large front yard. 

Shelter in Peace’s assistance has been invaluable by offering and making available affordable temporary housing to our refugee client population.

— Jewish Family & Community Services

Upstairs Unit

An older craftsman three bedroom one bathroom unit in the heart of Alameda has been a lovely resting place for four refugee families in the past three years. One family was from Guatemala, one from Mexico, and two from Afghanistan. They have all loved the ease of access this house provides to shopping and schools, and the warmth of its lovely dark wood details. It has a large kitchen, formal dining room, and large living room. It feels like a true home to our new families.

Downstairs Unit

This two bedroom, two bath downstairs unit is perfect for a small family. It has an updated kitchen, a lovely backyard with a basketball hoop, a washer/dryer in the garage, and is close to Park Street. Shelter in Peace has rented this unit to families from Afghanistan and Haiti.

Alameda Two Bedroom Unit

Shelter in Peace has placed two families, one from Haiti and one from Afghanistan, in a beautiful two bedroom, one bathroom unit in the heart of Alameda. It is a unit filled with light and warmth, and comes from the graciousness and compassion of St. Joseph Basilica. It is perfect for small families.

Condo Unit

In this three bedroom-three bathroom two story condo gated community, our refugee families live safely and can venture out into the world as they become comfortable. There is a pool, designated parking, and a laundry room for cleaning large items. Each unit has a washer/dryer and a fenced in patio. This unit became a part of Shelter in Peace in 2017 and has been called home by 5 different refugee families from Afghanistan and Honduras.

Bay Farm Island Duplex Unit in Alameda

Shelter in Peace’s newest rental unit is a cozy two-bedroom, one bath rental duplex unit  in a Bay Farm neighborhood in Alameda. It’s within walking distance of a small market and close to a bus line for easy transportation.  Amenities include hardwood floors throughout and a screened in back porch leading to a fenced backyard. We are grateful to the owner for allowing us to provide transitional housing in this area of Alameda.