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Affordable Homeownership Opportunities

The Housing and Human Services Division of the City of Livermore works to maintain and expand housing opportunities for lower to moderate-income households throughout the City. Purchasing a home in the City of Livermore is a wonderful choice, as Livermore is a community that cares about maintaining the character of its neighborhoods and enhancing the quality of life of its citizens. 


  • NEW! Free First-Time Homebuyer Workshop hosted by ECHO Housing: March 19, 2016 from 8:30am-5:00pm. See flyer for more details.
  • NEW! ECHO Housing provides homebuyer counseling and education classes for residents of Livermore and Pleasanton. See flyer for more information.

Inclusionary Housing Program

The City of Livermore’s Inclusionary Housing Program (also known as the Affordable Homeownership Program (AHP) and Below Market Rate Program (BMR) is an important part of the City’s overall affordable housing programs. Over the years, the Inclusionary Housing Program has provided residents with a valuable source of affordable ownership housing that would not have been achievable by other means.  There are several homes in Livermore that were built, under the City's Inclusionary Housing Program, to be affordable for very-low to moderate income first-time home buyers. These homes become available for purchase by eligible buyers when new developments are built or when existing homeowners decide to sell. These homes do have occupancy and resale restrictions, that restrict the way in which the buyer can resell the home. For more information about this program or other homeownership programs, please contact Hello Housing.  If you would like to be notified of affordable homeownership opportunities as they become available, please add your contact information to our Affordable Housing Interest List.

Program Information:

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Current and upcoming Affordable Homeownership Opportunities:


Artero by KB Home - Application process is now closed.

Artero by KB Home 

Selection Process Updates:



(80% AMI)


(120% AMI)

Total BMR units



Units Reserved



Units Available



Back-up needed




UPDATE 1-8-16:

Hello Housing on behalf of the City received 204 applications for the eight affordable townhouses that will be available for purchase in the KB Home, Artero development located on Springtown Blvd.  Applications were grouped by the total number of community preference points for which they qualified.  On December 10, 2015 a drawing was held to determine a ranking order in which the applicants would be screened for eligibility. On January 7, 2016, a mandatory workshop was held for applicants with ranking order numbers 1-60. The workshop explained the program and the qualifying process. The deadline to submit a complete application for those applicants who attended the workshop, is January 28, 2016. In ranking order Hello Housing will review the full applications to determine program eligibility. Eligible applicants will then be forwarded to the lender for a full approval. If eight (8) qualified applicants are not identified within the first 60 applicants, the next group of applicants will be invited to attend a mandatory workshop. This process will continue until eight qualified applicants have identified. Periodic updates will be posted here. If you would like more information on this process please visit Hello Housing's website at:

UPDATE 2-11-16:

Four eligible applicants have been identified; one (1) Moderate-income household and three (3) Low-income households . A second "Mandatory Workshop" will be held on Wednesday, February 17th to identify four (4) additional Moderate-income households and one (1) of each (Low- and Moderate-income households), as back-ups. Applicants with Lottery Ranking No. 61-120 will be invited to attend.

If you have any questions, please contact Hello Housing