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Where can I find help with Where can I get help fixing up Affordable Housing purchasing an affordable house? my home? in Antioch Answers to Frequently The City of Antioch contracts with the East Bay Delta Housing Finance Agency to pro- The City of Antioch contracts with Contra Costa County’s Neighborhood Improvement Pro- Asked Questions vide loans for first-time homebuyers in Antioch. gram to provide loans to fix up homes. The loans These loans are particularly designed for are limited to low-income Antioch residents. Most families earning between $40,000 and $70,000 loans are offered at 0% interest and the loan is Where can I find the (depending on family size) per While Antioch has more a year. For more information call paid back upon the sale or cash-out refinancing of year. Unfortunately, they affordable units than most City’s Housing usually have a long waiting list cities in the Bay Area, you (888) 572-1222 or visit www.fhicda.com. the property (though occasionally the County Department? for public housing and Section may want to look at the list- issues an interest-bearing loan depending on the Contra Costa County maintains an excellent 8 programs. The Section 8 ings for apartments in other owner’s income.) For more information on the website for information about government - program provides a voucher cities as well as Antioch. The program contact Pat Corum, Contra Costa The City of Antioch does not that can be used to help you sponsored first-time homebuyer programs at broader the geographic area Neighborhood Improvement Program Coordinator have a Housing Department. rent an apartment anywhere you search, the better your www.ccreach.org/Housing/homeowner.cfm. at 335-1137 or visit www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/ Direct questions about that accepts the voucher. chances are of finding some- You are also encouraged to talk to lenders to depart/bi. Section 8 and public hous- thing quickly. identify loan programs that match your financial ing to the Housing Author- If you’d like a list of all the situation. ity of Contra Costa County. lower-income units in Contra Where can I get help fixing up The City contracts with two Costa County, visit You may also want to look into the Contra an apartment building? agencies — Housing Rights www.ccreach.org for a list Costa County Mortgage Credit Certificate and Pacific Community HOUSING of County Assisted Rental Program and CalHFA Loans. Administered Services, Inc. — to help you Units. Please note that CC ASSISTANCE by lenders, these programs are designed to Apartment building owners who live within a with housing-related ques- REACH lists many units that help first-time homebuyers with good credit targeted area of Antioch (bordered by Tregallas tions. You are encouraged to are not much cheaper than Housing Rights and some down payment who need help to be on the South, the San Joaquin River to the North, contact those agencies. If regular market rate units. (800) 261-2298 able to afford the home of their choice. For and Cavallo Road to the East) are eligible for a they can’t answer your ques- Some apartment buildings www.housingrights.org information about the Mortgage Credit low-interest, deferred loan to help fix up their tions, the City of Antioch’s rent only a small number of Certificate call 335-1254 or visit units through the Rental Rehabilitation Program. Housing Coordinator is units at reduced rent. Pacific Community www.ccreach.org/Finance/mcc.cfm. For infor- To qualify for this program, you are required to available to help you find Services Inc. mation about the CalHFA program visit rent these units to low-income tenants. Apart- other assistance. In Antioch, you are encour- (925) 439-1056 www.calhfa.ca.gov. ment owners are required to finance 50% of the aged to contact the affordable www.pcsi.org costs of repairs themselves. The loans cover up apartment complexes listed If you have credit problems that are keeping to the remaining 50% of the repairs. The City of Where can I find inside this brochure for va- Housing Authority of you from buying a home, you may want to look Antioch contracts with the Housing Authority of affordable housing in cancy information. Apart- Contra Costa County into California Home Source’s Lease Contra Costa County for the administration of this ments for seniors are also (888) 746-8731 Antioch? listed. (925) 957-7002 Purchase Home Ownership Program. This program. For more information about the pro- may not be the best option for buyers with gram, contact Adrienne Smith at 957-8035 or www.contracostahousing.org The Housing Authority of Finding an affordable housing problems other than credit. Call (800) 807- e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Contra Costa County is a 8277 or visit www.calhomesource.org for more unit can often be time-con- City of Antioch good place to start in your suming. Call as many afford- information. search for affordable housing. Housing Coordinator able housing complexes as (925) 779-7013 The Housing Authority admin- possible and put your name isters approximately half of all on the waiting list. Consider the low-income units in Con- renting a room in someone’s tra Costa County. Its proper- home. See the Contra Costa ties are mostly designed for Times for a list of rooms individuals earning less than available. $29,000, couples with less than $33,100 a year in in- come, and families earning less than $37,250-$54,650 Where can I get help How can I get help I am homeless. Where Where can I find a with my first- and last- with a problem with can I find help? unit that accepts month deposits? my landlords? Section 8? The Homeless Hotline -- If you need financial help with The City of Antioch contracts (800) 808-6444 -- is the best The City of Antioch does not your first- and last-month rent place to call first. They match administer Section 8 or public with Housing Rights and deposits, call SHELTER, Inc. homeless people with ser- housing programs, and does Pacific Community Ser- at 778-0298 or 335-0698 vices throughout Contra not maintain a list of apart- vices, Inc. to provide assis- ext. 100. Costa County. They also ments open for Section 8 tance with tenant/landlord issues. Contact those agen- maintain the waiting list for the tenants. For Section 8 infor- LEGAL HELP West Rivertown Apartments single adult homeless shelter mation you need to contact cies for more information. in Concord. Where can I find help the Housing Authority of APARTMENT Bay Area Legal Aid to address a housing Contra Costa County. (800) 551-5554 COMPLEXES There are many other organi- discrimination zations that can help as well. www.baylegal.org West Rivertown concern? SHELTER, Inc. can provide Housing Rights Apartments Where can I find help you with first and last month’s (800) 261-2298 with a problem at an rent deposits if you earn How can I deal with 4th and J St. The City of Antioch contracts www.housingrights.org with Housing Rights and apartment owned by enough to afford to rent a a problem with a (925) 777-1605 Section 8 tenant in my Pacific Community Ser- the City of Antioch? market-rate apartment. They Pacific Community Pinecrest Apartments vices, Inc. to help with dis- also publish a “Street Sheet” neighborhood? Services Inc. 1945 Cavallo crimination problems. Con- which lists services available (925) 439-1056 (925) 777-9657 tact those agencies for more to help homeless people. www.pcsi.org The City of Antioch does not Contact SHELTER, Inc. for Terrace Glen Apartments information. For information about all own or manage any apart- information about their pro- 20th and A St. ments. Therefore, you need issues relating to Section 8, grams and a copy of the contact the Housing HOMELESS (925) 777-9657 to talk to your property man- “Street Sheet.” How can I keep my ager. If that is not successful, Authority of Contra Costa ASSISTANCE APARTMENTS landlord from contact Housing Rights or County. The Housing Au- SHELTER Inc. also runs the thority is legally obligated to FOR SENIORS raising my rent? Pacific Community Ser- East County Family Transi- maintain confidentiality re- Homeless Hotline vices, Inc. tional Center and the (800) 808-6444 garding whether homes are Hillcrest Terrace The City of Antioch does not Pittsburg Transitional occupied by Section 8 ten- have rent control and there- The City has provided finan- Housing Center which pro- SHELTER, Inc. (925) 706-0874 ants. fore the City has no authority cial assistance to West vide housing (up to eighteen (925) 778-0298 Rivertown Apartments over the rents charged by Rivertown Apartments, Ter- months) to help homeless (925) 335-0698 ext. 100 (925) 706-0874 race Glen, Pinecrest Apart- families prepare to access The City of Antioch’s Neigh- private landlords. If you www.shelterincofccc.org ments, Hillcrest Terrace, permanent housing and obtain borhood Improvement believe you were not given Rivertown Apartments, and Program can take complaints RENTAL LISTINGS adequate notification of a rent employment. You may call regarding the condition of any PHOENIX, Inc. increase, contact Housing Casa del Rio. If you live in 755-8591 to inquire about (925) 778-3726 any of these complexes and these centers or be placed on home in your neighborhood, CC REACH Rights or Pacific Commu- your problems are not being regardless of whether it is nity Services, Inc. for more the waiting list. Contra Costa County (925) 335-1275 adequately addressed by the occupied by a Section 8 www.ccreach.org information. tenant. Call 779-7042 for Homeless Ombudsman property manager, you may PHOENIX Inc. runs a Multi- more information. (925) 313-6736 Contra Costa Times want to also contact the City Service Center at 400 “O” of Antioch’s Housing Coor- Street in Antioch to help link www.contracostatimes.com I am being evicted. dinator. homeless individuals to ser- SECTION 8 AND Where can I find help? vices. Call PHOENIX Inc. for FIRST-TIME more information. PUBLIC HOUSING HOMEBUYERS If you are a tenant who is about to be evicted, you can If you live in an encampment Housing Authority of East Bay Delta Housing get help from several agen- or are in need of emergency Contra Costa County Finance Agency cies including Bay Area Legal services, you may also want (888) 746-8731 (888) 572-1222 Aid, Housing Rights and to contact the Contra Costa (925) 957-7002 www.fhicda.com Pacific Community Ser- County Homeless Ombuds- www.contracostahousing.org vices, Inc. man for help.
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