Coming Home Again- Affordable Home Ownership Workshop

As part of its mission to expand affordable home ownership opportunities in the Bay Area, BAAHA is glad to support and announce an upcoming workshop focused on the best practices of designing, financing, and administering first time homebuyer programs. The goal is to increase awareness, capacity, and competency with the latest in resources and information from national and local affordable home ownership providers.

This event will be especially relevant and beneficial for housing professionals who work in public agencies and non-profit organizations. The workshop is on August 29, 2017 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Oakland Marriott City Center 1001 Broadway, Oakland CA 94607. Please see the flyer and visit the website for more information.

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 has been updated with an interim urgency ordinance effective January 10, 2017. Additionally, staff is preparing a Zoning Ordinance Amendment to include additional incentives in the coming months.

For more information, visit the recently updated Accessory Dwelling Unit page.

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.


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