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.
Affordable Properties Outside of Walnut Creek
Below are affordable rental developments outside of Walnut Creek that are currently accepting applications:
|Antioch - Terrace Glen and Pinecrest Apartments - Open Waitlist Opportunities|
Terrace Glen and Pinecrest Apartments. Eligibility is income restricted, Section 8 Vouchers are accepted. Application fee: $33. For more information, please review this flyer - Terrace Glen and Pinecrest Apartments.
Applications can be picked up at: 107 W. 20th Street, Antioch, CA 94509 between 9:00am-4:00pm.
|Oakland - Empyrean Towers - Pre-Application|
Pre-application for 15 (fifteen) units will be accepted starting October 21, 2019 at 10:00am, until November 4, 2019 at 12:00pm (noon). Eligibility is income restricted, Section 8 Vouchers are accepted.
Community Needs Survey Results Are Out!
The Cities of Antioch, Concord, Pittsburg, Walnut Creek, and the County of Contra Costa receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and other federal funding every year. The Consortium released a community survey asking the public to help identify the community’s greatest needs and determine how these funds are spent to help address those needs. Please click here to see the results.
- Affordable Housing Rental Resources & Referral
- Below-Market Rate Homeownership
- First-Time Homebuyer Loan Assistance
- Home Rehabilitation and Emergency Repair Assistance
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.
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.