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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.

If you have questions about any of the Housing programs, please contact us at 831-454-2332 or

*Preguntas en español, por favor de llamar al 831-454-2332.



Application Period Opens April 24, 2023 for New Affordable Apartments at 1520 Capitola Road in Live Oak:

Deadline to apply:  5:00m on May 12, 2023

Details:  Bienestar Plaza - MidPen Housing (

 English Flyer                             Spanish Flyer 


New ADU Incentives Program (April 2023):

Free Technical Assistance with ADU development for qualifying local homeowners.
Sign up for updates here:
Program Flyer in English & Spanish


Habitat for Humanity ADU Programs for Low-Income Homeowners:

Click here for details.


COVID 19 Housing resources for those struggling to make rent or mortgage payments:


Click for Resources in English                       Clic Para Recursos En Espanol



Information on the Aptos Village Measure J homes:

Click here for details.