Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch

Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch is a residential community providing affordable, independent housing for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a welcoming and supportive community.

Completed in September 2020, Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch was co-developed with Satellite Affordable Housing Associated (SAHA). Sunflower Hill offers a wide range of community building and life-enhancing programs and activities, while SAHA provides property management services, service coordination (such as referrals and assessment of resident service needs), to ensure that residents receive the direct supports they need to live independently and to thrive.

Working together to ensure its residents receive supportive services, Sunflower Hill, SAHA, and the Housing Consortium of the East Bay (HCEB) collaborate extensively with Regional Center of the East Bay (RCEB), which is one of 21 statewide Regional Centers funded by the California Department of Developmental Services to provide intake, assessment, and case management services to persons with developmental disabilities. Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch is the first independent, affordable residential community for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Tri-Valley area, California.

Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch Virtual Tour

Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch Features

This 1.64-acre innovative, GreenPoint Rated Gold residential community, which was designed by Dahlin Group Architecture Planning, offers 31 one and two-bedroom affordable and independent living units. The community at Irby Ranch offers inspiring programs and activities to ensure a full and meaningful life for its residents. Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch is not a licensed facility, or assisted living, but rather independent living.
Sunflower Hill provided Programs and amenities include:

  • Optional meal plan
  • Health and wellness classes
  • Community-building activities and events
  • Close to Wheels bus route 10R
  • Landscaped courtyard with seating areas
  • Bocce ball court
  • On-site laundry
  • Hot tub
  • Community room
  • Exercise room
  • Makerspace/crafts room

Programs and Activities

Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch offers both in-person (when Covid restrictions allow) and virtual programs and activities for residents. View our free Online Activities programming for examples of the types of activities we offer. Our multi-disciplinary programs and activities are designed for adult residents with special needs (intellectual and/or developmental disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, ADHD, epilepsy, and other chromosomal abnormalities). Working with activity participants individually or in small cohort settings, our person-centered programs seek to offer each participant opportunities to find success.

Leasing & Property Management

Property management for Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch is managed by Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA). The referral list for Irby Ranch is currently closed. If you have questions about residency at Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch, please contact SAHA.


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