Located in the heart of Walnut Creek at 1880-1888 Trinity Avenue, on the grounds of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, St. Paul’s Commons Community Center and Apartments is designed to fit into and enhance the church campus, as well as the surrounding neighborhood.
St. Paul’s Commons is an attractive, mixed-use, transit-oriented development with community-serving spaces operated by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and 44 affordable apartments operated by Resources for Community Development (RCD). The ground floor community center offers space for Trinity Center and other parish and community group activities.
The Commons is a partnership project with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Resources for Community Development, City of Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County, and Trinity Center. Construction began in May 2018 and the project is nearing completion as of April 2020.
The Apartments at St. Paul’s Commons are 30 studios and 14 one-bedroom apartments with on-site management and resident services; limited car and bicycle parking; security cameras; and on-site laundry. Eligibility is income-restricted, as are rents, in accordance with the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program and other funding regulations. The maximum household size is two people for a studio apartment, and three people for a one-bedroom apartment. RCD staff manages the housing. St. Paul’s Commons is a non-smoking community. To learn more, visit rcdhousing.org/st-pauls-commons/
Trinity Center is a non-profit, non-residential program serving homeless and working poor adult men and women in Walnut Creek and Central Contra Costa County. Trinity Center is a respite center that provides a safety net of basic human services including food, breakfast and lunch; showers and laundry; mail and telephone access; clothing; referral services; and help with benefit applications. Trinity Center is a safe and welcoming place off the street for people who are homeless and/or experiencing poverty. Trinity Center can be found on the first floor of the community center. To learn more or help offer support, visit trinitycenterwc.org.