Housing Programs Overview
The mission of the Housing Program is to foster the creation of high-quality affordable housing at all income levels and for a variety of needs. The Housing staff administers housing policy and programs, and offers information about affordable housing opportunities in the City of El Cerrito.
- Click to view the list of affordable housing in El Cerrito.
- being created in El Cerrito.
- (for 2015 to 2023)
- Look up resources for finding affordable housing in El Cerrito.
- Find help with housing issues such as foreclosure or tenant/landlord counseling.
- Find housing-related City documents.
- Contact us with another housing-related question
Affordable HOUSING NEWS
Events and Workshops
Fair Housing Training – Fri., February 16 @ 10AM: Housing providers, renters and others are invited to this free training to learn more about fair housing rights/laws . Click here to register or visit www.echofairhousing.org
First-Time Homebuyer Workshop – Sat., March 2 @ 9am: If you are considering homeownership, join ECHO Housing to learn more about your credit, budgeting, and financing. Click here to register or visit www.echofairhousing.org.
The California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) is ramping up for the launch of their Dream For All Shared Appreciation Loan Program (DFA). DFA is designed for income eligible first-generation homebuyers who will occupy the property as their primary residence by providing a down payment assistance loan up to $150,000 or 20% of the sales price, whichever is less. The DFA program will be begin accepting pre-registration applications in April 2024. Click here for more information or visit www.calhfa.ca.gov/dream.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING WAITLIST OPPORTUNITIES
Maudelle Miller Shirek Community, 2925 Adeline Street, Berkeley: Applications for this 87-unit affordable project will open between January 29 – February 12, 2023. Apply on the Alameda County Housing Portal starting January 29 and submit by February 12, 2024 at 5:00 pm. Learn more about the Maudelle Miller Shirek Community, including available units, rent, and income limits.
Ohlone Gardens Apartments: 6495 Portola Drive, El Cerrito : The waitlist for Ohlone Gardens is currently open. Click here to apply online. Paper applications are also available at the leasing office at 6495 Portola Drive. For additional assistance, please contact 510-526-4000; TTY 415-345-4470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click for Home Match, Contra Costa County: Find an affordable home in the community you love with Home Match. Browse their Available Rooms Catalogs for Contra Costa, Alameda, Marin, and San Francisco. If you see something of interest, contact Home Match at 925-956-7385 or email@example.com.
ACCESSING HOMELESS SERVICES IN CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
Click below to learn how to access homeless services or call 211.
Are you or someone you know a Veteran experiencing homelessness? If so, Insight Housing provides Supportive Services for Veteran Families located in Contra Costa County. Please call 925-957-6042 or visit www. www.insighthousing.org for more information.
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Click to visit Contra Costa Housing Services Collaborative, which offers comprehensive housing services, including tenant/landlord counseling as well as fair housing to County residents at no cost. For legal consultation or representation, please contact Centro Legal at CCTR@centrolegal.org or 510-437-1554.
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