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Linda Gardner
Housing Director
Housing & Community Development Department

Welcome to the Housing & Community Development Department


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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.

Programs

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.


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