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Accessory Dwelling Units: Governor Brown signed two bills in September 2016 which affect Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs): Senate Bills (SB) 1069, and Assembly Bill (AB) 2299, both of which will take effect on January 1, 2017.

The City's existing Second Family Residential Unit regulations will need to be updated to meet the new mandated requirements. Staff will prepare a Zoning Ordinance Amendment to revise the existing regulations in the coming months. For more information, contact Trishia Caguiat, Assistant Planner at 925-252-5899 ext. 2209 or by email at caguiat@walnut-creek.org.

Our Mission

The City of Walnut Creek's Housing Division works to create, preserve and improve a range of housing opportunities and supportive programs serving an economically diverse community.

Our Programs

We carry out this mission in a number of ways, including:

  • Creating policies that support the development of affordable housing and subsidizing the development of affordable housing
  • Providing programs to help homeowners, such as loans to rehabilitate homes and grants, down payment assistance loans, a Below Market Rate program for affordable for-sale units, and administering affordable housing programs for homeowners
  • Working to facilitate the private development of new affordable rental housing
  • Providing services to our residents by funding community development grants programs, which include services to seniors, persons with disabilities, abused and neglected children, battered women, persons with HIV/AIDS, homeless persons, and other persons in crisis. 

Translation Services /Servicios de Traducción

The Housing Division provides free language interpretation services to the public for its programs.

La Division de Viviendas provee servicios de interpretación gratis en su idioma para el publico en sus programas.