Affordable Housing

We understand that affordable housing in the Bay Area can be hard to come by, which is why we try to keep a list of affordable housing opportunities. 

Affordable Housing Search Websites


The City of Union City is pleased to share a new resource for finding affordable housing opportunities across Alameda County: Alameda County Housing Portal. The County's in-progress website will ultimately serve as both a one-stop-shop for affordable rental housing and include common short form application to make your experience of applying for housing easier. Please continue to check the website for available housing opportunities. 

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New Affordable Housing Developments Accepting Applications:






Affordable Housing Guides & Information

Affordable Housing Guide - English
Affordable Housing Guide - Spanish
Affordable Housing Guide - Chinese
Affordable Housing FAQ
Affordable Rental Units in Union City
Senior Housing Guide

Housing Authority of the County of Alameda 

22941 Atherton Street  |  Hayward, CA 94541-6633
(510) 538-8876 - Main Phone Number
(510) 727-8551 - TDD
By phone from 8:00 A.M. to 4:45 P.M. each business day. Visitors are seen by appointment only. HACA is closed every other Friday.

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Homeless Services

If you or someone you know is homeless or at-risk of homelessness, please call 2-1-1 for immediate assistance and to get connected with Alameda County's Homeless Coordinated Entry System. Click here for more information.

Affordable Housing Seminars

A-1 Community Housing Services Alameda County Foreclosure Prevention Program takes place Saturday January 6th, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. This Foreclosure Prevention Program (FPP) is FREE and seeks to ensure that affected property owners retain ownership of their rental property, thereby decreasing the likelihood of displacement of residential tenants, particularly lower income tenants who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The financial assistance provided through FPP will be in the form of a grant up to $75,000 that can only be used to pay the costs associated with bringing a property owner’s loan current and in good standing.

-Minimum of 30 days behind on mortgage

-Delinquent HOA dues and Property Taxes will be considered

-Non-Owner-Occupied Properties are eligible

-Property Owner may own up to 10 units

-Property Owner can apply for up to 3 properties

-2nd liens will be considered

Unsure if this program is for you join the next zoom information session Saturday January 6th at 10:00 a.m.

Register in advance for this meeting:

Accepting Applications Now!

Foreclosure Prevention Program for Homeowners

Affordable Housing - Regional Bond Hearing Sessions

Please join Supervisor Marquez on October 16 at 5:00 p.m. to learn and share your thoughts about a possible $10 to $20 billion Bay Area-wide affordable housing bond that is being proposed for the November 2024 ballot.  

If approved by the voters, the regional bond will provide billions of dollars for the construction of an estimated 45,000 affordable homes, serving over 500,000 residents over the coming decades. This measure will also raise billions for preservation of existing affordable housing and ensure protection for at-risk tenants. General obligation bonds are funded through property taxes, so a $10 billion bond would place a tax of $10.26 on $100,000 in assessed value—or about $100 per year for a million-dollar home.  

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors District offices are partnering with the County Housing and Community Development Department on public information and input sessions.   

The District 2 community meeting is on October 16 at 5:00 PM in the Community Meeting Room of the Hayward Library at 888 "C" Street in Hayward and will also be able to be viewed online. 


Please reserve your space at (in person) or (online) 

Additionally, please save the following dates for future countywide Affordable Housing Summits at the Castro Valley Library or online:  

  • Thursday January 18, 2024, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.    
  • Thursday April 18, 2024, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday September 19, 2024, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.   
  • Thursday October 17, 2024, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

*This Community Meeting is purely informational/educational.

Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL) - Housing Search Workshops

CRIL assists people with disabilities and seniors with functional limitations with understanding the process in obtaining accessible, affordable and subsidized housing. CRIL hosts a weekly Housing Search Workshop in Hayward, a monthly workshop in Fremont, and on an appointment basis in Livermore. No appointment is needed for the weekly Hayward workshop; pre-registration is recommended for the monthly branch workshops. Please visit or call 510.881-5743 for more information.

Weekly Housing Search Workshop - Hayward
Every Monday - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
CRIL Offices
439 A Street
Hayward, CA

Monthly Housing Search Workshop - Fremont
Second Tuesday of the Month - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Tri-Cities Satellite Office
39155 Liberty Street, Suite A100
Fremont, CA 

Affordable Housing Opportunities

Waitlist Openings: Union City

Applications for 3-bedroom units at Station Center I will be online beginning August 4, 2023, through August 31, 2023 and available for pickup beginning August 4, 2023, through August 31, 2023, at the rental office during office hours at:

Station Center
 34888 11th Street
 Union City, CA 94587
Phone: (510) 240-5006 or (650) 357-9773 TTD    

For more details and a list of qualifications, including income limits and other criteria, please refer to the application packet and Resident Selection Criteria which are available online or at the above-listed leasing office.

Affordable Housing Interest List

We keep an interest list for people who are interested in affordable housing opportunities. As new affordable housing becomes available, we will send you information for each individual project (description of housing development and income requirements). Please note, the interest list is not an application wait list, it is an "interest list" only. To get on our affordable housing interest list, please sign up for email updates below:

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