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 Waitlist Opportunities



Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA) will be accepting applications for Berkeley Scattered Sites beginning November 8, 2019. Applications must be returned in-person or by mail by November 15, 2019. Applications returned by mail must be postmarked by November 15, 2019 and received at the manager’s office by November 22, 2019. Applications must be returned in person or by mail to 160 14th Street, Attn: Manager's Office, Oakland, CA 94612. For more information, please visit: www.sahahomes.org/apply.

Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA) will be accepting applications for Tabora Gardens Senior Apartments located in Antioch beginning November 5, 2019. Applications must be returned in-person or by mail by November 12, 2019. Applications returned by mail must be postmarked by November 12, 2019 and received at the manager’s office by November 19, 2019. Applications must be returned in person or by mail to 160 14th Street, Attn: Manager's Office, Oakland, CA 94612. For more information, please visit: www.sahahomes.org/apply.

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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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