Housing and Human Services

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. 


Homebuyer WorkshopECHO Housing will host a FREE workshop on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and another session has been added from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Livermore Council Chambers, 3575 Pacific Ave., Livermore, CA.  Information will be presented on the cities of Livermore & Pleasanton's first time homebuyer programs, ECHO Housing's free services and information on other available financing programs. To register for the Workshop please click here.     

Affordable Homeownership Program

The City of Livermore’s Affordable Homeownership Program (also known as the Below Market Rate (BMR) Program is an important part of the City’s overall affordable housing programs. Over the years, the Affordable Homeownership 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 Affordable Homeownership 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 require owner occupancy and restricts the way in which a buyer may re-sell 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:

Loan Documents:


Are you the owner of a home under the City's below market rate program and interested in refinancing your first mortgage? Although you are not restricted as to which lender you choose to work with, it's suggested you choose a Participating Lender that has successfully completed loan transactions utilizing the City's BMR program.  Please provided your selected lender with the City's Subordination Terms and Conditions. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah with Hello Housing who facilitates the City's subordination requests. Sarah can be reached at sarah@hellohousing.org. or by phone at (415) 738-7833.

Affordable Homeownership Opportunities: 

The application period for all 3 and 4 bedroom affordable homes that become available for purchase during 2017 closed in January 2017. The next open application period is tentatively scheduled for December 2017. If you're interested in being notified when we begin accepting applications, please sign-up on the Affordable Housing Interest List.

The Vines


The Vines development by Ponderosa Homes is offering seven (7), 3 and 4-bedroom single-family homes,  located on the corner of East Avenue and Vasco Road. Three (3) homes will be offered to households earning up to 120% Area Median Income and four (4) homes will be offered at an affordable price to households earning up to 80% Area Median Income . The Vines - Floor Plans  =

Meridian Station - SOLD OUT


Meridian Station development by Nuvera Homes located on Gardella Plaza is offering three (3) homes at an affordable price. These 3 and 4 bedroom townhomes will be sold to eligible 3+ person households earning up to 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI). To see floor plans and information about the development click HERE.


Centra development by Signature Homes located on Central Avenue will be selling seven (7) homes in this development at affordable prices. These 4-bedroom, single-family homes will be sold at an affordable price to eligible 4+ person households earning up to 120% AMI. To view the Floor Plan, click here.


Wayland development by William Lyon Homes located on Sonoma Avenue will be selling eight (8) affordable homes in this development beginning in mid-2018. These 3-bedroom, 2-bath single-family homes will be sold at an affordable price to eligible 3+ person households earning up to 120% AMI. To view elevations and floor plans, click here.

Application Process for 2017

UPDATE FOR WEEK ENDING 8/1/2017:   Applications with Lottery Ranking Numbers 1- 141 have completed review.   

Number of homes remaining:   NONE

Eligible buyers and a back-up for each home in 2017 have been selected.

HISTORY:  Hello Housing on behalf of the City held an application process for all 3 and 4 bedroom Affordable homes that will become available for purchase during 2017. A total of 445 pre-applications were received. A lottery style drawing was held in January to provide a ranking order in which the applications will be reviewed. Applicants with lottery ranking numbers 1-141 were invited to submit a complete application;  of those a total of 50 applications were received. Eligible buyers for each of the homes available in 2017 have been identified. If you have questions about the status of your application or future opportunities, please contact Sarah Duval, Program Manager with Hello Housing at (415) 967-7581.