Low Income Housing

Applying for Low Income Housing
An entire building or a portion may be reserved for low-income residents.  To determine whether you meet the low income requirements, call the facility manager.

  1. Apply BEFORE you have to move from where you are currently living.
  2. Don't be discouraged by long waiting lists.  Sometimes the lists move much faster than anyone anticipates.  People ahead of you on the list may have made other arrangements.
  3. Check back every month to let the administrator know you are still interested.
  4. Notify the administrator if your address or phone number changes.

Low Income Housing Definitions
Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
HUD is a federally funded program that offers reduced-rate housing (30%) to elderly or disabled people who meet the eligibility and income requirements.

Housing Authority (HA)
The Housing Authority owns and operates several low rent senior apartments.  To qualify you must be 62 or older, or disabled, and meet income eligibility requirements.  Each Housing Authority has an area they serve and there is usually a waiting list.

Section 8 - Voucher Program
An individual or family with very low income may apply through the Housing Authority for a Section 8 voucher, which enables the holder to rent a unit on the private market.  Expect a long waiting list, as there are a limited number of vouchers.

Contra Costa County Housing Authority

Housing Choice Voucher Office (Section 8)
2870 Howe Rd
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 957-7003

Public Housing
Oakley Office
(covering Antioch, Brentwood and Oakley housing developments)
990-A Rosemary Lane
Oakley, CA 94561
(925) 957-8005

Pittsburg Office
(covering Pittsburg and Bay Point housing developments)
175 El Pueblo Avenue
Pittsburg, CA 94565
(925) 957-8006

North Richmond Office
(covering North Richmond and San Pablo housing developments)
1601 N. Jade Street
N. Richmond, CA 94801
(925) 957-8007

Rodeo Office
(covering Martinez and Rodeo housing developments)
2 California Street
Rodeo, CA 94572
(925) 957-8008

City Housing Authorities

City of Pittsburg
916 Cumberland Street
Pittsburg, CA 94565
(925) 252-4830

City of Richmond
330 24th Street
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 621-1300