Community Development Department

Housing and Human Services

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Housing Assistance

The City of Livermore is dedicated to providing affordable housing opportunities and assistance for low and moderate income households which can enhance and strengthen our community.

Housing Assistance


  • RFP - Single-family Rehabilitation Program:  The Cities of Livermore and Pleasanton are seeking a Program Administrator for the Cities' Single-family Loan and Grant Rehabilitation Program.  Deadline for proposals is Friday, July 15, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Coming soon! A 3-bedroom home affordable to low-income households. Preference will be given to veteran households who live and/or work in Livermore. This home will be offered through Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley
  • NEW! ECHO Housing provides homebuyer counseling and education classes for residents of Livermore and Pleasanton. See flyer for more information.


Mortgage Assistance

The City of Livermore's Mortgage Assistance program provides a second mortgage loan for low- to moderate-income first time homebuyers who desire to live in the City of Livermore. This loan can assist with the down payment, reducing the first mortgage, and/or pay for some of the closing costs.

Affordable Homeownership Opportunities

Low to moderate income home buyers seeking to purchase an affordable home may check out the various affordable homeownership opportunities the City provides.

Homebuyer Education

ECHO’s Homebuyer Education and Learning Program assists potential homebuyers by providing individual and classroom training regarding client credit counseling, homeownership incentives, home buying opportunities, and predatory lending. This service is offered to Alameda and Contra Costa County residents. Livermore and Pleasanton residents can click this link to learn more about free homeownership counseling and classes.
For a list of agencies offering First Time Homebuyer Education - click here



Mortgage Default Counseling/Assistance 

A Mortgage Default Counseling Agency can provide unbiased information and assistance to help avoid foreclosure or assist during the foreclosure process.

For information on "Keep Your Home California" a program through CalHFA that provides financial assistance helping to prevent foreclosure, please visit their website at

Home Repairs

Is your home in need of minor repairs? Financial assistance may be available to low-income homeowners through the City's Housing Rehabilitation Loan and Grant programs. Veterans may qualify for home repairs through Habitat for Humanity's 'Veterans Home Repair' program.



Affordable Rental Housing

Tri-Valley Rental Housing Opportunities Guide lists apartment complexes in the area that have affordable units within the complex. You will need to contact each complex you are interested in to find if they have any available units or if you could be placed on a wait list. 


Are you in need of rental assistance, affordable rentals, homeless prevention, assistance with your tenant or landlord? Through various agencies and programs assistance is available for Renters

List of multi-family (apartment) complexes in Livermore click here.

Senior Rental Housing

The Tri-Valley Rental Housing Opportunities Guide lists affordable senior apartment complexes as well as other affordable rental housing. For other housing for seniors, please visit the Renters Resource page.

Affordable Workforce Rental Housing Program

Now accepting applications for two, 3-bedroom condominiums for rent $2,300 per month. For more information, see the Rental Assistance page.



Homeless Prevention

The Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program is now closed. Please call 2-1-1 for referral information.

El Programa de Prevención de Indigencia y Realojamiento Rápido (HPRP) ya está cerrado. Por favor, llame al 2-1-1 para obtener información de referencia.

Homeless Refuge

Livermore Homeless Refuge provides a clean, dry, warm and safe refuge for people who need a place to stay. It operates November 1st through April 30th during inclement weather. For information please call (925) 292-0265.

Emergency one-night Motel Vouchers may be accessed through these agencies.


Looking for assistance or emergency shelters? Check out the many housing resources available. 



Veterans with families looking for assistance click here.

"Housing stability is good for families.....and good for the community"