Housing Programs


The City of Emeryville's housing programs are implemented through the Emeryville Economic Development and Housing Division. 

The city’s housing programs foster greater availability of affordable housing for homeowners and renters of all income levels by encouraging new construction, rehabilitation of existing housing stock and providing low interest homeowner loans. Ongoing affordable housing programs are:
  • Development of affordable units through the Affordable Housing Program
  • Housing Element update and implementation to meet the city's Regional Housing Needs Allocation
  • Community Development Block Grant Program Housing Rehabilitation Revolving Loan Program
  • Development of affordable housing land assets
  • Management and monitoring of affordable housing unit inventory
  • Managing existing inventory of First Time Homebuyer Loans

Sign up for the Housing Newsletter 

Are you or someone you know interested in receiving emails with updates about the City of Emeryville’s housing programs, new home rental or purchase opportunities, other programs such as home rehabilitation assistance, discounted transportation opportunities and ways to save on utility bills? The City of Emeryville is launching a new email mailing list and invites new subscribers. Don’t worry – messages will just be occasional. Plus, subscribers will be able to select the types of information they receive.  Click here to sign up: http://eepurl.com/hllkE9.

If you previously signed up to be notified of the development of rental or ownership units, on the City's Housing Notification List, don't worry... all of your information has been transferred over to the new system and you will receive an email asking you to update your profile and confirm you are still interested in being a subscriber. 

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The primary objective of the Community Development Block Grant program is "the development of viable urban communities by providing decent housing in a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income" (Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended).

The City of Emeryville, along with Albany, Dublin, Newark and Piedmont  have join unincorporated Alameda County in participating as members of the Alameda County Urban County Technical Advisory Committee for CDBG. Alameda County, as lead entity, is required to report annually on accomplishments and progress towards identified housing and community development goals that align with funds received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), such as CDBG. The annual report of accomplishments is called the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).  The 2021 CAPER is available for public review until September 20. For questions or comments, please contact Kelly.thiemann@acgov.org.

2021 CAPER

Section 8 & Public Housing

The city does not manage Section 8 or Public Housing. These 2 programs are managed by the Housing Authority of Alameda County, a separate governmental body. Contact the Housing Authority at 510-538-8876.

Resources for Residents and Community Members

Resources for Developers