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The Housing Element is a component of the City’s General Plan, a comprehensive, long-term plan for the physical development of the City. The Housing Element addresses the existing and projected housing needs for all economic segments of the community, and is the only component of the General Plan that is subject to State review and certification. The City’s Housing Element was last updated in 2014 for the 2015 to 2023 planning period.
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The Alameda County Housing Secure program prevents displacement in Alameda County by providing free legal services and emergency financial assistance to low-income tenants and homeowners. Contact Alameda Housing Secure at (510) 437-1554 and see ac-housingsecure.org for more information.
ECHO Housing (ECHO) provides information to tenants on their housing rights and responsibilities. ECHO has trained mediators to assist in resolving housing disputes through conciliation and mediation. Contact ECHO Housing at (855) ASK-ECHO for more information.
For reference, see CALIFORNIA TENANTS A guide to Residential Tenants' and Landlords' Rights and Responsibilities.
The City of Dublin has three affordable senior housing communities:
For more information regarding these senior housing communities and others in nearby cities, see the Affordable Rental Housing Guide.
Senior Assisted Living community:
If you are homeless or At-Risk of being homeless Alameda County Coordinated Entry can help. Call 211 and get referred to homelessness prevention services. For more information, see the program flyer.
The City of Dublin has below market rate rental and homeownership opportunities. The City also offers a First Time Homebuyer Loan Program to assist with down payment and closing costs when purchasing a home in the City of Dublin. To find out more about each respective program, see the City of Dublin Housing web page.
The City of Dublin offers first time home buyers down payment and closing cost assistance on homes purchased in Dublin. The First Time Homebuyer Loan Program is a 30-year loan term with deferred payments. The interest rate is 3.5% simple interest. The loan program offers up to $40,000 in assistance.
The City of Dublin collaborates with Alameda County’s Healthy Homes Department to offer home repair and accessibility accommodation grants and rehabilitation loans through the Fix Your Home program. Grants and loans are available to eligible low-income households. For more information, contact Alameda County at (510) 567-8280 or visit www.achhd.org. In addition, the City of Dublin has a Home Rehabilitation Program. It provides grants of up to $5,000 to assist qualifying low-income households to maintain their homes in a safe, livable condition and to improve the exterior appearance of the home. See the program flyer.
Alameda County offers the Renew Alameda County program to low-income homeowners including multigenerational families, seniors and those with disabilities to access affordable, low-interest deferred payment loans for home improvement projects that maintain safe housing, increase accessibility, and ultimately prevent displacement. For more information, call (510) 803-3388 or visit www.renewac.org.
The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is administered by the Housing Authority of Alameda County (HACA). To apply for a voucher or to get information regarding your existing voucher, contact HACA at (510) 538-8876 or visit www.haca.net.