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NOW LEASING! - Applications are now available for Chestnut Square Senior Apartments. Deadline to submit an application is FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. For information and applications in English and Spanish click here


Chestnut Square  a mixed-income, multi-generational residential development of 114 affordable senior and family rental units and 44 market-rate for-sale housing townhomes.  MidPen Housing will build and operate the two affordable apartment complexes; Chestnut Square Family and Chestnut Square Senior. To learn more about the project, click here.  To be notified of either property's open application, sign up on MidPen's Interest List and/or the City's Interest List.

Chestnut Senior will welcome residents to the 72-unit (studio & 1-bedroom) project in late June or early July 2019. 


Chestnut Family - The 42-unit (1, 2 & 3-bedrooms) project is expected to be completed in mid-2020. For more information on the project, please click here.


Sunflower Hill Livermore a semi-independent affordable residential rental community for 44 individuals with special needs (Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy), with incomes between 20% and 50% of the area median income.  The community,  managed by MidPen Housing Corporation, will have an on-site property manager 24/7, community activities and amenities. Rents are expected to be between $340 and $780. To learn more about this community please click here. If you're interested in being notified of this and other rental opportunities, please sign up on the Interest List.


Ageno Apartments located at Brisa Drive and S. Vasco Road is a 171 unit complex. Thirty-four (34) of the 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments will be affordable to households with incomes at 50% of the Area Median Income. Rents are estimated to be between $950 to $1300. Ageno will welcome residents in late Summer 2019. To be notified when applications are avialble, please sign up on the City's Interest List.

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Affordable Housing Resources

The Tri-Valley Affordable Rental Housing Opportunities 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.

EDEN HOUSING a non-profit affordable housing developer and property owner whose mission is to build and maintain high quality, well-managed, service-enhanced affordable housing communities that meet the diverse needs of lower income families, seniors, and persons with disabilities. On their website you may apply for properties that are accepting applications or have open waitlists.

Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA) is a non-profit affordable housing developer who provides quality affordable homes and services that empower people and strengthen neighborhoods. If you would like to be notified of SAHA rental opportunities, please subscribe here. To apply for a SAHA property that is accepting applications click here.

The Livermore Housing Authority administers the Section 8 Program in Livermore, operates 3 affordable housing complexes and operates the Public Housing complex at Leahy Square.

The Livermore Section 8 Program is administered by the Livermore Housing Authority (LHA) located at 3203 Leahy Way in 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.livermoreha.org

Section 8 and Public Housing waitlists that are currently open can be found here: http://affordablehousingonline.com/open-section-8-waiting-lists

The Tri-Valley Housing Scholarship Program is a collaborative effort between the City of Livermore, the City of Pleasanton, and Abode Services which 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.

The Project Independence (PI) Program 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.

Public Housing at Leahy Square  located at 3203 Leahy Way, Livermore, CA was originally built as military housing but 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 interested in housing at Leahy Square, please contact Livermore Housing Authority at (925) 447-3600 x214.

Mercy Housing is a national nonprofit organization which participates in the development, preservation, management and/or financing of affordable, program-enriched housing across the country. Mercy Housing provides affordable housing for families, seniors, and people with special needs as well as practical resident programs such as health classes, financial education, employment initiatives, parenting and after-school programs for children. A link to their website can be found here.

Housing CHOICES is a collaborative housing information and education effort focused on expanding housing choices for low-income Alameda County residents. Their website offers a earchable database with a range of different types of housing opportunities. The site also contains other useful information and resources related to finding and keeping a home.

Resources for Community Development creates and preserves affordable housing for residents of Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano Counties. For more information about their projects, click here.

Apartment complexes in Livermore.  This is a list of larger, multi-family apartment complexes within the City of Livermore which can be found HERE. Many of these complexes are market-rate complexes and do not offer affordable rentals. If you are looking for affordable rental complexes, please see the Tri-Valley Housing Rental Housing Guide.

Financial Assistance

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

The Rental Assistance Program (RAP) is a program offered by ECHO Housing, a Bay Area nonprofit agency. The program provides assistance with move-in costs or help 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). 

Eligible applicants are:
   - Families with children
   - Elderly persons
   - Permanently disabled persons
   - Emancipated foster youth
   - Veterans
   - Victims of domestic violence
   - Pregnant women in their second trimester or later

Season of Sharing (SOS) is a private fund providing one-time crisis-based assistance for housing and critical family needs to Alameda County residents. Grants are based not only on criteria being met, but also on merit and the greatest need. Assistance is not guaranteed.

The Alameda County SOS program partners with community-based organizations on a limited basis and occasionally offers training sessions for caseworkers. Inquiries from agencies interested in becoming a Season of Sharing community partner may be sent to sos@acgov.org.

Eligible applicants are:
   - Families with children under 18 living in the home
   - Elderly individuals over the age of 60
   - Individuals with permanent, medically verified disabilities

Resources for Veterans

Abode Services provides assistance to veterans with families. For more information, click here.

Season of Sharing (SOS) is a private fund providing one-time crisis-based assistance for housing and critical family needs to Alameda County residents. Grants are based not only on criteria being met, but also on merit and the greatest need. Assistance is not guaranteed.

The Alameda County SOS program partners with community-based organizations on a limited basis and occasionally offers training sessions for caseworkers. Inquiries from agencies interested in becoming a Season of Sharing community partner may be sent to sos@acgov.org.

Resources for Seniors

The City of Livermore Senior Living Resources webpage provides information about local services available to Livermore seniors. Click here for more information.


SeniorAdvisor.com provides a useful search engine for available assisted living units for seniors in Livermore. Click here


New LifeStyles is a website that provides information on where to find senior communities and care providers. Click here.

Fair Housing Counseling, Education, and Mediation

Information about Tenant and Landlord Rights and Responsibilities can be found in the California Tenants booklet. This booklet written by the Department of Consumer Affairs' Legal Affairs Division is a practical resource for both tenants and landlords. Information about rental applications, unlawful discrimination, security deposits, repair responsibilities, rent increases, termination of leases, and eviction notices is contained therein.

The Fair Housing Counseling Program provided by ECHO Housing conducts site investigations in response to reports of housing discrimination complaints, conducts rental housing audits to determine degrees of housing discrimination existing in designated areas, and provides educational seminars for members of the housing industry (managers, owners, realtors, etc.).

The Tenant/Landlord Counseling Program provided by ECHO Housing offers  information to tenants and landlords on their housing rights and responsibilities. The primary objective of the program is to build awareness of housing laws and attempt mediation to preserve housing, when appropriate.

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.

The Shared Housing Counseling and Placement Program provided by ECHO Housing offers referral and matching services, counseling on shared living, supportive services, and referrals for all residents of Livermore and Pleasanton.  Educational workshops on shared living are also provided. 

ECHO's Homeseeking Program offers basic tips on looking for and finding rentals and provides referrals to available housing in the area.