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The Housing Division manages housing programs and policies for very-low up to moderate-income renters, home buyers, and homeowners, and that enhance our community.

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Wait List Opening for Senior Apartment in Antioch: Tabora Gardens Senior Apartments for aged 55 and over is accepting applications for the wait list for one bedroom units. Wait list closes once 400 applications have been received, or by February 2, 2018, whichever comes first. Please see the SAHA website for more information.

Please note that the City does not take waiting list applications or inquiries. Please follow the instructions on the website to apply for the waiting list.

Any questions regarding the waiting list for Tabora Gardens Senior Apartments should be directed to SAHA Property Management at (510) 809-2770.

ECHO Pre-Purchase Counseling: Take advantage of this FREE opportunity to learn how to become a homeowner. ECHO is offering pre-purchase counseling on homeownership for Alameda and Contra Costa County residents. Please visit ECHO's website for more information.

The Affordability of Housing Survey: The Housing Division is planning and implementing various events, activities, and efforts to engage and educate the community now through next year about the affordability of housing.

Please take our quick 5-minute survey about the affordability of housing! Your thoughts will help shape future efforts the City will take to engage the community on this topic. The survey will be available through November 30, 2017.

Housing Programs

What is affordable housing?

In the United States, the term affordable housing is used to describe housing, rental or owner-occupied, that costs at or below 30% of one's income. California has added approximately 820,000 new jobs while only building 63,500 new homes since 2011. As a result of supply not meeting demand, housing prices have risen to the point where many low and moderate income families and households cannot afford to rent or buy a home, leading to a housing affordability crisis.

Benefits of Affordable Housing

Communities thrive when people have safe and stable housing; when they live near their jobs, good schools, and amenities; and when families can build roots and meet diverse neighbors.

Supports Economic Vitality

Affordable homes can attract and retain employees to a community,  a selling point and a competitive advantage for employers.

Reduces Congestion

Affordable homes allow the local workforce to live close to their jobs. Shorter commutes allow workers to spend more time with their families while the community benefits from a reduction in traffic congestion, air pollution, and expenditures on roads. Affordable housing residents tend to own fewer cars and drive less often.

Ensures Diversity of Housing and Residents

A healthy mix of housing options, from market-rate and affordable rental housing, single-family homes, duplexes, as well as developments for seniors, ensures opportunities for all individuals to improve their economic situation and contribute to their communities.

What is the City doing about housing affordability issues?

The City is dedicated to finding housing affordability solutions through its various policies and programs.