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

NEW OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE THE CITY OF EL CERRITO: TENANT PROTECTIONS TASK FORCE
APPLICATIONS OPEN JUNE 13 – JUNE 27, 2019
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO APPLY



TENANT PROTECTIONS: CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Affordable Housing Wait list Opportunities


There is a new waitlist opportunity at St. Paul’s Commons, located at 1860 Trinity Avenue in Walnut Creek. The pre-application for this property will be available beginning Monday, June 17th and will close on Monday, July 1st. Please visit Resources for Community Development (RCD) website for details about the application process and deadline at: stpauls.rcdhousing.org. For additional assistance, please call 925-465-3858.



There is a new waitlist opportunity at Casa Arabella, located at 3611 E. 12th Street in Oakland. The online pre-application for this property will be available beginning Monday, June 10th and will close on Monday, June 17th. Please visit East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) website for details about the application process and deadline at: www.ebaldc.org. Please dial the Information Hotline at 510-606-1794 to hear more information in English, Spanish, Chinese or Vietnamese.


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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