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Housing

  1. Affordable housing in Contra Costa County

    The County of Contra Costa maintains a list of affordable and subsidized rental units.  http://www.cccounty.us/DocumentCenter/View/28332

  2. Affordable housing in the Bay Area 

    One Home Bay Area
    https://www.onehomebayarea.org/

  3. First-time homebuyer resources 

    The County of Contra Costa maintains a number of resources to assist first-time homebuyers.
    http://www.cccounty.us/4807/Affordable-Housing

  4. Section 8 list wait list
    The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program is administered by the Housing Authority of Contra Costa County. 
    To apply for a voucher to rent in Lafayette, call Voucher program: (888-746-8731 (toll free) or go to
    www.contracostahousing.org

Programs for Seniors
These programs provide assistance for needs specific to seniors or refer individuals to other assistance programs.

  1. Contra Costa County Aging and Adult Services

    (800) 510-2020 (toll free) or (925) 229-8434
    http://ehsd.org/elderly-disabled/information-assistance/

  2. Lafayette Senior Center

    500 St Mary’s Road
    (925) 284-5050
    http://www.lovelafayette.org/city-hall/city-departments/parks-trails-recreation/senior-services/resources

  3. Meals on Wheels
    (866) 669-6697 (toll free) or (925) 937-8311 or
    www.mealsonwheelsofcontracosta.org or http://mowsos.org/

Programs Addressing Homelessness
These programs provide temporary emergency housing assistance or refer individuals to other assistance programs.

  1. Contra Costa Crisis Center

    (800) 808-6444 (toll free homeless hotline)
    2-1-1 national toll-free info number
    www.crisis-center.org

  2. SHELTER, Inc.

    (925) 335-0698
    www.shelterinc.org

  3. STAND! For Families Free of Violence
    (888) 215-5555 (toll free) or(925) 676-2845
    www.standffov.org

Fair Housing
If you think you've been turned away from renting or purchasing a house or apartment because of your race, national origin, gender, age, disability, family or marital status or sexual orientation, these programs may be able to help you.

  1. Eden Council for Hope and Opportunity (ECHO)

    (855) ASK-ECHO (toll free)=
    www.echofairhousing.org 

  2. California Department of Fair Employment and Housing

    (800) 884-1684 (toll free)
    www.dfeh.ca.gov/

  3. Bay Area Legal Aid
    (925) 219-3325
    https://www.baylegal.org/locations-2/contra-costa-county/

Housing Services for Persons with Disabilities
These programs provide information for individuals with disabilities seeking housing.

  1. Independent Living Resource of Solano & Contra Costa County
    (925) 754-0539
    www.ilrscc.org

  2. Regional Center of the East Bay
    (925) 691-2300
    www.rceb.org

  3. California Department of Developmental Services
    (916) 654-1690
    http://www.dds.ca.gov/

Landlord / Tenant Issues
These organizations provide information, counseling and mediation for tenant/landlord disputes.

  1. Eden Council for Hope and Opportunity (ECHO)
    (855) ASK-ECHO (toll free)
    www.echofairhousing.org

  2. Center for Human Development

    Conflict Resolution and Mediation
    (925) 687-8844
    www.chd-prevention.org

  3. Bay Area Legal Aid
    (925) 219-3325
    https://www.baylegal.org/locations-2/contra-costa-county/

  4. Shelter, Inc.
    (925) 335-0698
    www.shelterinc.org

  5. Tenants Together
    (415) 495-8100
    http://www.tenantstogether.org/

Sustainability and Home Improvement
While the City of Lafayette does not offer funding programs, there are a number of regional, state and federal funding programs available to residents and businesses.

Programs to Fix Up My Home
The County of Contra Costa makes available a number of programs for homeowners.

http://www.cccounty.us/4807/Affordable-Housing