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

Affordable Housing Wait list Opportunities

There is a new waitlist opportunity at Avalon Public Market, Emeryville. Please visit Avalon’s website for details about the application process and deadline: www.avalonpublicmarketbmr.info



Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA) has open waitlist opportunities for multiple properties. Please visit SAHA’s website for details about the application process and deadline: www.sahahomes.org/apply.



AFFORDABLE HOUSING WEEK 2019: MAY 9TH – MAY 19TH

Come celebrate affordable housing week by attending one of the various events organized by East Bay Housing Organizations, including the Grand Opening of Hana Gardens.
Click here to view the flyer.

​hana gardens senior apartments


Save the Date: May 13, 2019 - Grand Opening Celebration - Click here to view the event flyer.
Subscribe to the Community Development E-News to learn more about this event as details become available. To learn more about this project, click here.


TENANT PROTECTIONS: CLICK HERE TO READ MORE 
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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