Housing Programs

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.
 

 

 

Learn more about community housing resources:
  • 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


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Affordable Housing Wait list Opportunities



April 2020 Affordable Housing Opportunities – Contra Costa County (Courtesy of Openhouse)

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BELOW MARKET RATE (BMR) MODERATE-INCOME RENTAL OPPORTUNITIES


3 Two-bedroom BMR moderate-income rental units available at The Village at Town Center for $2,295 per month. The combined household income cannot exceed the following annual limits: 2-person = $107,250; 3-person = $120,650; 4-person = $134,050; 5-person = $144,750. Applications are being accepted on a first-come/first-serve basis to Klingbeil Capital Management online at www.villagetowncenter.com. Please click here for more information or contact Melinda Jeger, Property Manager, at (510) 525-3319 or MJeger@kcmapts.com.

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INCLUSIONARY HOUSING PROGRAM
On May 15, 2018, the City Council adopted an Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance as identified in the 2017 Affordable Housing Strategy. The Ordinance is effective June 14, 2018 and applies to new development that does not already have completed applications by the effective date. Inclusionary zoning requires new market-rate residential projects to set aside between 10% - 12% of its units for low to moderate-income households or the option of paying an in-lieu fee to the City’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund. In-lieu fees are earmarked for future affordable housing development opportunities.

Please contact Aissia Ashoori, Affordable Housing Analyst, at 510.215.4361 for more information.

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