Affordable Housing in El Cerrito

The Housing Division administers housing policy and programs for the City and creates new affordable housing opportunities. Click here to download the full list of affordable housing options in El Cerrito.

Please see the Affordable Housing Project Handout and Affordable Housing Map for additional details on the affordable housing options in El Cerrito.

New Affordable Housing Developments

There are currently two new mixed-use affordable residential projects in development:

Metro 510 (Creekside Walk)

Southeastern corner of El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito
Currently under construction. 19 affordable units (6 units low-income households and 13 units moderate-income households) will be available soon. The north building for Metro 510 was complete spring 2017 (7 affordable units) and the south building (12 affordable units) will be complete spring 2018.

The interest list is closed and has been transferred to the developer. There are over 900 names on the interest list for the 19 below market rate units. The developer's renting agent will begin the affordable housing selection process by the end of March 2017. For inquiries on the affordable and market rate units, please contact Ravello Holdings, Inc. at (510) 629-0326.

Please note the City has no role in selecting applicants for this affordable housing development.

Hana Gardens Apartments

10848 – 10860 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito
Construction began at the end of January, 2017. Once constructed, there will be 63 units (one manager's unit) available for seniors. This project is set to be complete late October 2018.
The pre-application period is now closed. The Housing Authority of Contra Costa County has generated the waitlist of 1,700 applicants and transferred it to the developer, Eden Housing. Applicants can confirm waitlist position by accessing the online application portal here. If you have questions about the waitlist, please contact The Housing Authority of Contra Costa County at (925) 957-7001. Eden Housing will begin contacting the top 188 applicants with written instructions and next steps early-August to determine eligibility. For additional information about the lease-up, please contact Eden Housing at (510) 499-2491.
Click here for the Hana Gardens fact sheet.

Affordable Housing Developments

Del Norte Place
11720 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito
27 very-low income units for families and seniors
Contact: (510) 237-8300 or
El Cerrito Royale Assisted Living
6510 Gladys Avenue, El Cerrito
31 very-low income assisted living units for seniors and disabled
Contact: Sonja Givens-Thomas, Executive Director, Royale Management Co.
(510) 234-5200 or 
Hazel Shirley Manor
11025 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito
63 low- and moderate-income units for seniors and mobility-impaired adults
Contact: (510) 232-3430 or 
Idaho Apartments
10203 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito
28 units for formerly homeless residents with mental or AIDS-related disabilities
Contact: (510) 231-9841 or
Ohlone Gardens
6431 - 6495 Portola Drive, El Cerrito
57 low-income family units, including 10 units reserved for tenants with special needs
Contact: (510) 526-4000 or
The Village at Town Center
10810 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito
158 units of market rate units, including 24 units for low- and moderate-income households.
 Contact: (510) 525-3319 or
  1. Aissia Ashoori


maximum income and rent limits

Click here to view the 2018 the rent and limit limits.