Housing & Community Development Department

Michelle Starratt
Housing Director

Welcome to the Housing & Community Development Department

Alamaed County HCD logo. Alameda County Tenant and Property Owner Resources. Click Here.

The Eviction Moratorium expires on April 29th, 2023 in Alameda County

Both California's and Alameda County's COVID-19 health emergencies ended on February 28, 2023. Alameda County's eviction moratorium ordinance, enacted to protect tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, ends 60 days after the end of the County health emergency. Legal evictions may proceed starting on April 30, 2023 and tenants who do not pay rent from April 30th onward may be at risk of eviction.

Tenants with unpaid rents accumulated during the moratorium may not be evicted for such unpaid rents but landlords may still pursue unpaid rent in small claims court. Tenants who violated their lease for other reasons than nonpayment of rent are subject to eviction and not protected from the nonpayment of rent clause. If you are a tenant at risk of eviction or displacement, you may qualify for legal services under AC Housing Secure.

Click here for resources for tenants and property owners: ac-housingsecure.org.

What We Do

HCD logo

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 RenewAC.org, or contact Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley at (510) 803-3388 or HomeRepair@HabitatEBSC.org. For more information please click here.

Affordable Housing listings. See available openings at housingacgov.org. Click here.