Housing and Human Services

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

Announcements

ECHO Housing will be holding a FREE informational workshop on the City of Livermore's affordable homeownership and financing programs for first time home buyers. The workshop will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.  To register please contact ECHO Housing at www.echofairhousing.org              

Coming Soon - Affordable Homeownership Opportunities !!! The application process for the sale of 3 and 4 bedroom below market rate homes to eligible first time home buyers will begin in early November. If you would like to be notified when applications are available, please sign up on the Affordable Housing Interest List, if you have not already done so.   

Homebuyers

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 below market-rate 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 

Homeowners

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.

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 Program - Grants and Loans.

Renters

Affordable Rentals

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. 

Resources

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

Looking for market-rate apartments in Livermore? Click here for a list of most major apartment complexes in Livermore.

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. 

Homeless

Homeless Prevention

The homeless Rapid Rehousing Program offered through ABODE Services designed to assist individuals and families to quickly exit homelessness and return to permanent housing. For more information please click here.

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.

Shelters

For a list of winter emergency shelters in Alameda County, please click here.

You may also contact Eden Information and Referral Services (Eden I & R) by dialing 2-1-1 or by visiting their website . They can provide a list of open shelters and other services.

On page 27 of the Tri-Valley Affordable Rental Housing Guide also has a list of shelters in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

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

Veterans

Veterans with families looking for assistance click here.

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