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Alameda County, CA,

Linda Gardner
Housing Director
Housing & Community Development Department

Welcome to the Housing & Community Development Department

Eviction Moratorium Ordinance

On Tuesday March 31, 2020 the Alameda County Board of Supervisors amended its previous eviction moratorium ordinance to apply to the entirety of the county. This emergency ordinance now suspends evictions in both the incorporated and unincorporated areas County for renters and homeowners who are experiencing loss of income, significant out-of-pocket medical expenses or childcare needs as a result of the County COVID-19 shelter mandate. This Ordinance is currently in effect and will remain in effect until April 23, 2020 unless extended by the Board.

County residents who are served a Notice of Termination while the ordinance is in effect will need to provide documentation of loss of income, substantial medical expenses or child care impacts.

Violators are subject to a $1000 fine per violation and may be subject to civil proceedings.

To the extent that the governing body of a city or an official designated thereby enacts an ordinance or adopts a regulation that is more protective of residents, such city ordinance or regulation, during its effective period, shall apply in place of this ordinance.

Given these extraordinary circumstances, as well as the homelessness crisis our County has already been facing, we must take every appropriate step to ensure that County residents remain housed and secure throughout this pandemic.

The ordinance and associated staff report are available here.

Fairmont Apartments

California State Association of Counties awarded HCD with a 2018 Challenge Award

For Housing, Land Use and Infrastructure (Urban)

  • The Challenge Awards provide California's 58 counties an opportunity to share their best practices with county officials around the state and nation.
  • Alameda County and the Measure A1 Bond program received a 2018 award.

Housing and homelessness are top priorities for Alameda County

Learn how the county allocated $25.6 million in emergency funding made possible by the Measure A1 Affordable Housing Bond, passed by the voters by over 73% in 2016, to fund nine emergency housing projects, authorize the development of thousands of affordable units for homeless and low-income households plus much more. See firsthand how this general obligation bond and its funding for affordable housing is making a difference in the lives of Alameda County residents.

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Materials for public meetings can be found here.

What We Do

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The Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) plays a lead role in the development of housing and programs to serve the county's low and moderate income households, homeless, and disabled populations. HCD maintains and expands housing opportunities for low--and moderate--income persons and families in the county by:

  • Preserving the county's housing stock through rehabilitation and repair assistance programs.
  • Expanding the supply of affordable housing for lower income renters and owners, including first-time homebuyers.
  • Serving the needs of the homeless community as the lead agency in the countywide homeless collaborative and partnering with homeless service providers.
  • Revitalizing low-income neighborhoods by installing sidewalks and public accessibility improvements, and by constructing neighborhood-serving facilities.


Renew Alameda County Making Home Improvement Affordable logo

Alameda County and Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley are launching Renew Alameda County, a home improvement loan assistance program designed to allow low-income homeowners to remain safely in their homes by providing rehabilitation and accessibility improvement services and loan financing to cover the associated costs. This program is funded by the voter-approved Measure A1 Affordable Housing Bond. To learn more or apply, go to, or contact Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley at (510) 803-3388 or For more information please click here.

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