The Housing Section of the Planning Department performs a number of Housing functions. Over the past 20 years, County and Redevelopment Agency-sponsored housing efforts have provided assistance to over 1,000 affordable housing units, involving both new construction and renovation projects.
Current housing activities include partnering with non-profit affordable housing developers to build new affordable units and supporting a variety of efforts to create affordable housing opportunities in the community.
Eligibility for affordable housing programs is based on Annual Median Income which is published annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD. Please see Income Table and the Affordable Housing Guidelines.
Housing staff also collaborates with the Health Services Agency to administer the Mental Health Services Act-Housing Program, and provides staff support to the Housing Advisory Commission and Homeless Action Partnership (HAP).
If you have questions about any of the Housing programs, please contact us.