Access Apartments – 11 units
238 Sierra Manor Road, Mammoth Lakes

Project in progress

Environmental Assessment – FONSI

Side-by-side before and after photos of the Access Apartments buildings

Mammoth Lakes Housing acquired this commercial property in 2017, and is ready to convert two buildings into much-needed affordable housing for residents of Mammoth Lakes. We’re asking for community support to help get this project over the finish line!

The Finish Line – Donate Today!

We have completed all pre-development work including bid-ready plans and specifications, building permits, NEPA compliance, market studies, relocation plans, and lead/asbestos surveys, as well as secured $5 million towards putting the shovel in the ground.

We are almost there!

This is where you come in! We are asking our community to help us in the final stretch to achieve our shared goal of affordable local housing. We need to raise $100,000 from the community to ensure the Access Apartments project is completed.

✪ Please visit to make your tax-deductible donation. Thank you for helping create a vibrant neighborhood and community through redevelopment and reuse! ✪ TAX ID 72-155-3662


Thank You to our Donors to Date — $65,252 so far! 

Community Housing Stewardship Circle • $50,000+

  • Mammoth Lakes Housing, Inc.
  • Sharon Alper, in Loving Memory of Gordon
  • Town of Mammoth Lakes

 Protective Roof • $25,000–$49,999

  • Alterra Community Foundation 

Sustaining Walls • $15,000–$24,999  

  • Union Bank 

Opening Doors • $10,000–$14,999 

Windows of Opportunity • $5,000–$9,999 

  • Century Housing Corporation
  • Oak Valley & Eastern Sierra Community Bank
  • Vacasa – Vacation Home Rentals

Foundation of Community • $1,000–$4,999  

  • Kirk Stapp
  • Sandy Hogan
  • The Wonderful Company Foundation Inc. 
  • Jim Sanford & Jean Holden

Friends of Access • Up to $999

  • Andrea Walker – Stellar Brew
  • Matt & Sarah Wilson
  • Todd & Patricia Robertson
  • Ginnie & Jef Chadwick
  • Jeff & Kelley Barton
  • Agnes Vianzon
  • Bob & Karen Gardner
  • Zoraya Cruz
  • Beth Long
  • Nancy Holland
  • Judy Smith
  • James Preusch
  • Tom Hodges
  • Joseph Roberts
  • Dave Marquart & Connie Henderson
  • Heidi Steenstra
  • Grace Aleman
  • Joseph Bogorad
  • Wendy Aleman
  • Sarah Kardos
  • James Conrad 
  • John Paul Valle
  • Bhagavathi Liz
  • Geoffrey Bogorad 
  • Justin Dyer
  • Vern Gersh
  • Beth and Justin Long
  • O’Cilla Zeleny
  • Christopher Platt

Partners & Grants Secured to Date:
IMACA / Eastern Sierra Continuum of Care
State Department of Housing & Community Development
Town of Mammoth Lakes
Mono County Social Services

Thank you for the generous in-kind contributions from:

GEODE Environmental
Eastern Sierra Conservation Corp
Green Fox Events
Looney Bean – Mammoth
Stellar Brew
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
Kittredge Sports
Mammoth Roasting Company
Wave Rave Snowboard Shop
Vacasa Vacation Rentals
Town of Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Brewing
Epic Cafe
Barefoot Wine
Booky Joint
Mono Lake Committee
Barksdale Family
Sierra Light Gallery
Grocery Outlet


Our Executive Director gave a presentation on this project at Mammoth Lakes Tourism’s August 26th, 2021 Community Coffee. Click to view!


The Need

Mono County and Mammoth Lakes consistently experience an extremely tight housing market. Access Apartments is one of the many essential local housing projects necessary to ensure the stability and security of our neighbors and friends.

Town of Mammoth Lakes, Housing Needs Assessment, 2017


The Project

  • 2 buildings changed from commercial to residential
  • 11 one-bedroom rental apartments
  • 5 garages
  • 7 parking spaces
  • Plus secure bike storage, drought-conscious landscaping, community gathering spaces


The Residents


  • Households living or employed in Mono County, including Mammoth Lakes.
  • Households earning below 80% of the Area Median Income
Household Size 1 2 3
Maximum Income $44,200 $50,500 $56,800
State Department of Housing & Community Development; effective June 1, 2021

The Location

238 Sierra Manor Road, Mammoth Lakes (Google map) – An incredible central, walkable location close to a variety of amenities including free public transit, shopping, schools, medical facilities, library, grocery stores, community services, and more.


The Funding

Access Apartments has been funded through MLH capital, grants, loans, a partial land donation, and local funds. However, due to the lag time between state financing application submission and funding (12+ months), coupled with the impacts to the building industry from the COVID-19 pandemic, the total project cost has increased.

A thermometer graphic showing the gap in funding for Access Apartments

Update July 30, 2021: Mammoth Lakes’ Town Council Allocates $1.5 million to Access Apartments. Mammoth Lakes Housing, Inc. (MLH) is excited to announce that it is $1.2 million closer to starting construction on eleven one-bedroom apartments. Read the press release here.



Please contact Executive Director Patricia Robertson: (760) 934-4740 or


Access Apartments Flyer

You can download our PDF flyer at this link: Access Apartments Flyer PDF Download