2020 Affordable Housing Week

The City of Dublin celebrates Affordable Housing Week May 9 – 17 to support and promote affordable housing at the local, regional and state level, and encourages Dublin residents to participate in virtual Affordable Housing Week activities.

“Affordable Housing Week” will be kicked off by a special virtual event May 7, coordinated by East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO). See how Alameda County and Contra Costa County continue to promote affordable homes for all. Other virtual events will be held the following week.

The City of Dublin ensures that every resident has access to programs and services they need to stay housed. Our Housing Resources and References web page has available programs to assist Dublin residents. 

If you or someone you know is being affected by the current health and economic crisis, we have resources that can help! 

  • Financial or Legal Assistance (including eviction or foreclosure) 
  • Homelessness prevention and crisis services 
  • Health and Human Services 
  • Down Payment Assistance and Mortgage Assistance 
  • ECHO Housing’s Tenant and Landlord dispute mediation 
  • Tri-Valley Rental Housing Directory

We celebrate Dublin residents who have successfully secured permanent affordable housing in one of the City’s 12 communities that provide 1,097 affordable apartments.  

Valor Crossing

The City of Dublin’s most recent affordable housing project is Valor Crossing. Owned and operated by Eden Housing, Valor Crossing provides 65 apartments with a preference for low-income veterans and their families. Often the story of how residents arrive at affordable housing reveals a glimpse into real world hardships that could happen to any one of us. We present a story in two parts, with a look into the lives of Nathan and Davina and their journey to Valor Crossing. View Nathan and Davina’s story.


Read about other success stories from Camellia Place, another affordable housing community in Dublin developed by EAH Housing:

Felicia Ellis, Former Resident, Camellia Place, Dublin

“Negative energy doesn't help us and can't bring us to where we need to be. When I faced my greatest moments of struggle, I turned to prayer and said, "God, tag, you're it." It truly was by the grace of God that I got an apartment with EAH at Camellia Place. I remember feeling scared when I arrived at the door, that I would somehow lose it, or someone would tell me I had to go. I think psychologically it took me about four months to feel safe when I put my key in the door. We stayed there for years, and that helped my son Darryn finish high school strong. I was able to set goals for myself: to finish my degree, get a job, and find my own apartment. But I knew from my time on the other side of that waiting list how great the need was, and I wanted to make space for others. We did that, and now we live in below-market ¬rate housing. It's cheaper than market-rate housing, but we still have to work hard to pay for all we need. My son and I are still together, though, supporting each other and giving a lot back to our community. I'm a Dietary Manager and Darryn works in Early Childhood Development. We've both got the same philosophy-it's about standing proud, helping people, exposing them to new things, and surrounding them with love.” (EAH Housing, 2019)

Zakhar Shneyder, Camellia Place, Dublin

Soon after he moved to Camellia Place Zakhar Shneyder was already enjoying his new home and a newfound sense of independence. Zakhar used to live with his mother until he decided that he wanted to start relying more on himself. He found Camellia Place through East Bay Innovations (EBI), a non-profit organization based in San Leandro that helps empower adults with disabilities to live independently. Zakhar and his EBI case worker Lauren applied to many different developments with no luck until they were finally accepted at Camellia Place—and “it’s been wonderful ever since.” Zakhar likes many things about his apartment. Zakhar enjoys how “peaceful” and quiet his surroundings are. “Safety was my number one criteria in looking for a place.” He says that “management is very friendly.” Before moving to Camellia Place, Zakhar had a two-hour commute on both BART and a bus. It now takes him thirty minutes on one bus to get to work. He can also easily take the bus to the supermarket or walk to BART when he wants to visit his mom. With an affordable place to live and convenient public transportation, Zakhar can focus on other things as he adjusts to living on his own—including learning to cook, which is at the top of his list, and working with his EBI job coach to make sure his job at Lowe’s goes well. In the future, Zakhar plans “to get to know the community more” and “to continue to do things on my own.” He’s thankful that he can afford his own apartment to help on his journey towards independence. (EAH Housing -- 2013)

These stories are reprinted from EBHO’s annual Affordable Housing Guidebook. A new edition will be available on May 7, 2020.