Housing & Community Development Department

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Michelle Starratt
Housing Director

Rental Housing Programs

HOME Program

The purpose of the federal HOME Program is to expand the supply of decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing for very-low and low-income households. Alameda County administers funds on behalf of the Alameda County HOME Consortium, which includes the entire county except for the Cities of Oakland and Berkeley which have their own HOME programs. The HOME funds may be used to acquire, rehabilitate, and construct housing for lower-income households in the Consortium area.

The County directly administers HOME funds targeted to Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) and for the Urban County (The Cities of Dublin, Emeryville, Newark, Albany, Piedmont, and the unincorporated areas of the County). To learn more about accessing Urban County or CHDO HOME funding for your project, please see the Annual RFP Process .

The County contracts with the larger cities in the Consortium (Alameda, San Leandro, Hayward, Union City, Fremont, Pleasanton and Livermore) and those cities administer HOME funds within their jurisdictions. For projects located in one of these larger cities, please contact the city directly. (PDF - 199kB)

HOME funds trigger many federal requirements, some of which can be found on the Federal Crosscutting Requirements document. Complete HOME regulations can be found on HUD's website.

HOME funds also trigger tenant income and rent limits.