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 

In August 2017 City Council adopted the Affordable Housing Strategy, that builds on the 2015-2023 Housing Element, which evaluates and recommends various policies to address our affordable housing needs that could be advanced in the near and medium-term. On March 21, 2018, the Planning Commission will hold a study session regarding inclusionary zoning, which is a method of leveraging private market-rate development to contribute towards affordable housing goals through either providing affordable units or contributing in-lieu fees which would be used towards development of new affordable housing. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Date: March 21, 2018

Time: 7:30pm

Location: City Hall, Council Chambers, 10890 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito