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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.

For more information, please review this flyer - Empyrean Towers, or visit


Habitat for Humanity: Homeowner Orientation on December 4th, 2019

Las Juntas Way

 Habitat for Humanity is partnering with the City of Walnut Creek to build a beautiful, 42-home affordable community on Las Juntas Way! One-, two-, three- and four-bedroom townhomes will be divided among eight buildings, arranged around a central community space where neighbors in gather and children can play. Backyards for each unit ensure private outdoor space as well. With quick access to BART, Contra Costa Centre Transit Village, major highways, and the Iron Horse Trail, homeowners will be well connected to local amenities. First, Zero Net Energy design means this neighborhood and it will be better for the planet and better for your budget. Register to attend a homeowner orientation to learn more:

This orientation will be held at the Lafayette Christian Church (584 Glenside Drive, Lafayette, CA 94549) on December 4th, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Please register online at the link above.

Apply by 12/9/19 for Grant Funds

The application period for CDBG, CSG, and HSF grant funds from the City of Walnut Creek for FY2020/21 and FY2021/22 is now open. Interested applicants can apply for a minimum of $5,000 in funding in the following categories: public service, economic development, infrastructure/public facilities, and housing/rehabilitation. Applicants must demonstrate that the proposed use of funds is for an eligible activity under federal CDBG regulations, such as benefitting very-low and low-income persons, preventing blight, or emergency need.  Applications can be entered beginning 10/17/19 and are due by 5:00 PM on Monday, December 9, 2019. Late applications are not accepted. All applications must be submitted online through Contact the Housing Division if you need assistance with the application process.

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.

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.