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Programs which offer direct financial assistance to households for the payment of monthly rental costs are highly competitive in the Bay Area and the amount of assistance available is limited.
Assistance is available for Veterans with families. Click here
Tri-Valley Rental Housing Opportunities Guide
This Guide provides listings of affordable housing-related services in the Tri-Valley area, including fair housing resources, listings by area of affordable rental units in the Tri-Valley area and information regarding emergency housing and resources available to Tri-Valley residents. Click here to download the Tri-Valley Rental Housing Opportunities Guide.
To the Town of Danville, an 120 unit affordable apartment complex. Income restrictions apply. For more information and an application please visit the website: www.meadowwoodatalamocreek.com
Section 8 Program
In Livermore, the Section 8 program is administered by the Livermore Housing Authority (LHA) located at 3203 Leahy Way, Livermore. The LHA currently receives funding to subsidize rents for approximately 750 households in Livermore. Most of the Section 8 assistance provided by the LHA is in the form of certificates and vouchers. Under the certificate program, the tenant pays 30% of the gross monthly household income for rent, while the balance is subsidized up to a maximum set by the government. Voucher beneficiaries pay a slightly higher rent, but the amount of subsidy can also be increased to cover a higher total rent.
Information on the Section 8 program can be obtained from the Livermore Housing Authority, 3203 Leahy Way, Livermore, CA. 94550 (tel. 925-447-3600). View their website at www.livermorehousingauthority.com
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
In the early 1970s the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) created the Section 8 Program. The Livermore Housing Authority administers the program within the Livermore City limits by contracting with private landlords to make rental housing available for families with incomes at or below 80% of the Area Median Income*. The Livermore Housing Authority makes rental payment to owners, performing annual inspections, and conducts tenant income re-examinations.
Tri-Valley Housing Scholarship Program
The City of Livermore, in collaboration with the City of Pleasanton and Abode Services, provides housing support to low-income individuals and families that are enrolled in educational and job training programs and will secure employment at the end of that training. To find out more about this program please visit Abode Services website at www.abodeservices.org or by calling (925) 373-5313.
Project Independence (PI) is a model program that enables former foster youth to make a safe and successful transition to adulthood. The PI Team assist youth to gain the skills to live independently by providing subsidized housing, combined with a network of supportive services, for a period of two years. For more information please contact Abode Services at http://www.abodeservices.org/ or by calling (510) 739-1945 x207.
Rental Assistance Program (RAP)
ECHO Housing, a Bay Area nonprofit agency, also provides a limited Rental Assistance Program (RAP). The program provides assistance with move-in costs or helps residents with delinquent rent due to a temporary financial setback. ECHO helps by arranging a guaranteed repayment contract between the tenant and the landlord. Financial assistance is subject to the availability of funds. Information on this program can be obtained from ECHO Housing, 3311 Pacific Ave., Livermore, CA 94550 (tel. 925-449-7340).
Other Rental Housing Options
Public Housing – Leahy Square
Originally built as military housing, Leahy Square was converted to public housing in 1944. Tenants pay 30% of their income towards rent. The Livermore Housing Authority is responsible for the management and maintenance of the property. If you are interest please contact Livermore Housing Authority at (925) 447-3600 x214.
Affordable and Transitional Housing
Transitional housing units are for women with children that are homeless or have been in a battered situation. Candidates are selected from shelters, and must complete a training program at the shelter. There is a contract for up to years. A transitional tenant must set goals and work towards finding private housing within two years.
This is complete list of low-income and market rate apartment complexes within the City of Livermore .
Counseling & Education
ECHO's Fair Housing Counseling Program conducts site investigations and enforcement in response to reports of housing discrimination complaints, performs audit-based investigations to determine degrees of housing discrimination existing in designated areas, and provides fair housing education for members of the housing industry including managers, owners, realtors.
NOTE: It is illegal for any housing provider to discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, physical handicap, marital status, sexual preference, or religion. If you have been unlawfully discriminated against, or you have questions about your rights, contact ECHO Housing at 510-581-9380 or 925-449-7340.
"California Tenants" a guide to residential tenants' and landlords rights and responsibilities.
Tenant/Landlord Counseling & Mediation
ECHO's Tenant/Landlord Counseling Program provides information to tenants and landlords in Southern Alameda County , the Cities of Alameda and Oakland on their housing rights and responsibilities. Additionally, ECHO has trained mediators to assist in resolving housing disputes through conciliation and mediation. The primary objective of the program is to build awareness of housing laws and prevent homelessness.
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