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.
- View the list of affordable housing in El Cerrito.
- Learn more about new affordable housing opportunities being created in El Cerrito.
- Learn about the Housing Element update (for 2015 to 2023)
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
Celebrate #AffordableHousingMonth at one of the amazing events scheduled during East Bay Affordable Housing Month, courtesy of East Bay Housing Organizations.
You can also celebrate creatively through color! Click here to download your own coloring book page.
Visit www.EBHO.org or www.affordablehousingmonth.org for more.
CA COVID‐19 Rent Relief Available to Income Eligible Households
- Community Housing Development Corporation of North Richmond: (510) 215-2515
- Northern California Land Trust: (510) 548-7878
- Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.: (510) 334-7750
- SHELTER, Inc.: (925) 349-0571
Events: Workshops and Webinars
May 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2022 – 6PM to 8PM
If you are a first-time homebuyer and considering homeownership in the Bay Area, this workshop has been designed for you. Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services is hosting a four part workshop series that will help you determine if you are ready for homeownership. Learn how to create a budget, repair credit, and become a successful homeowner. This is a virtual event and registration is available here or by visiting https://www.richmondnhs.org/
Down Payment Assistance Program
May 18 – 6PM to 7:30PM
Join Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services to learn about current down payment assistance programs that can bring you closer to your homeownership goals. This is a virtual event and registration is available here or at https://www.richmondnhs.org/
AFFORDABLE HOUSING WAITLIST OPPORTUNITIES
This opening is NOT for the Housing Choice Voucher Program but for Project-Based Voucher assisted units in the properties listed on this linked flyer ONLY. Some properties are for Seniors ONLY and some are family properties. For the senior properties, THE HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD OR SPOUSE MUST BE 62 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO APPLY.
APPLICATIONS FROM NON-ELDERLY APPLICANTS WILL BE REJECTED.
The linked Flyers provide the details for the opening. This opening is from 10 AM on June 13, 2022 until 4 PM on June 30th. Please note that after June 30th, the waiting lists will be closed except for the Terraces Senior Apartments in Richmond. There are units available for leasing and this is a critical opportunity for applicants to be considered for immediate housing. Once fully occupied, applicants will have to wait, until the next opportunity presents itself.
The opening will only be an electronic format and no paper applications will be available. Reasonable Accommodations for elderly or disabled clients can be made for anyone needing individual assistance either by telephone or at our offices at 925-957-7085 or email@example.com.
There are currently two Below Market Rate (BMR) rental units available to households at or below moderate-income. This property is in close proximity to transit and washer/dryers are included in all units. Please review the BMR Flyer for income minimums/maximums and how to apply.
(2) One-bedroom renting for $2,120/per month
If you see something of interest, contact Home Match at 925-956-7385 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Contra Costa Housing Services Collaborative 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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