We’re developing supportive housing solutions through new construction, acquisition, rehab, and preservation.

According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, California has a shortage of over 1 million apartments affordable to extremely low-income (ELI) households. In fact, the vast majority of affordable housing units are unaffordable for people at ELI levels. And many low-income Californians need supportive services in addition to affordable rents to maintain their own home. 

Whether for people who’ve experienced homelessness or those transitioning from care or other institutional settings, Brilliant Corners is dedicated exclusively to creating supportive housing combining deep affordability and robust services. We work at the intersection of social safety net systems and affordable housing and prioritize non-traditional sites and strategies to create more supportive housing. 

Housing Development Projects

Residential Care Homes

We are the State of California’s largest housing partner in the historic shift from institutional settings to community-based housing for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through the creation of over 200 community-based residential care settings connected with the historic closure of four State Developmental campuses. We work closely with the California Department of Developmental Services' Community Placement Plan (CPP) to transition people to these small community-based licensed care homes.

Multi-Family Development

We develop new supportive housing through the identification, acquisition and rehabilitation of underutilized real property that can be rapidly converted to housing.

Our Octavia Court 15-unit Supportive Housing project in San Francisco (pictured above) features a day program and community integration and employment services for people with disabilities, and won a 2012 Builder’s Choice Award.


Permanent Supportive Housing Innovation

We are involved in a wide array of projects including faith-based initiatives, multi-family properties, motel conversions and smaller sites unsuitable for mainstream affordable housing development financing such as Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC). We also leverage service sector capital, rent subsidy, and supportive service resources to create supportive housing set-asides in LIHTC affordable housing developments.

Residential Care Homes Completed