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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.
- Click to learn more about new affordable housing opportunities being created in El Cerrito.
- Click to learn about the Housing Element update (for 2015 to 2023)
Click to 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
Events: Workshops and Webinars
Free First Time Homebuyer Workshop
April 22, 2023 – 9AM to 5PM:This virtual workshop will help you determine if you are ready for homeownership, how to select a lender and shop for a home, all about closing costs, and how to be a successful homeowner. Visit https://www.echofairhousing.org/homebuyer-class-registration.html to reserve your space.
Fair Housing Training
Friday, April 14, 2023 – 10AM – 12PM: ECHO is hosting a Fair Housing Training for renters, housing and service providers. Visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a-bkhP9_TMG7nxu1EB1Onw to register.
Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services is offering a variety of financial education workshops in March and April. Click here to learn more or visit www.richmondnhs.org.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING WAITLIST OPPORTUNITIES
Hookston Senior Homes: 80 W. Hookston Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
The waiting list for 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units for Hookston Senior Homes opens on March 15, 2023 at 9:00 AM. Applications will be available to submit online. Please visit www.sahahomes.org/apply for more information. Online applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on March 29, 2023. Paper applications will also be available to pick up, and available to download online.
Tabora Gardens Senior Apartments: 3701 Tabora Drive, Antioch, CA 94509
The waiting list for 1-bedroom units for Tabora Gardens opens on March 15, 2023 at 9:00 AM. Applications will be available to submit online. Please visit www.sahahomes.org/apply for more information. Online applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on March 22, 2023. Paper applications will also be available to pick up, and available to download online.
Click to view March 2023 Affordable Housing Opportunities – All Bay Area Counties (Courtesy of www.openhousesf.org)
Click for Home Match, Contra Costa County: Available Rooms Catalog (March 2023)
If you see something of interest, contact Home Match at 925-956-7385 or email@example.com.
Are you or someone you know a Veteran experiencing homelessness? If so, Supportive Services for Veteran Families, Contra Costa County, can assist. Please call 925-957-6042 or visit www.bfhp.org.
ACCESSING HOMELESS SERVICES IN CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
Click to learn how to access homeless services or call 211.
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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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