Affordable Rental Housing

The City of Walnut Creek creates affordable units by subsidizing projects that are 100% affordable and by requiring developers of market rate projects to include a percentage of affordable units within the project or pay a fee to help fund future affordable projects.

Housing is considered "affordable" when the occupant(s) pays no more than 30% of their total income on rent and utilities. If the occupant(s) owns their own home, then housing is "affordable" when the occupant pays no more than 35% of their total income on their mortgage payment, insurance, taxes, homeowner association fees and utilities. Federal resources are funneled to the state and local levels for use in the development of affordable housing units, or to assist income-eligible households in purchasing, rehabilitating or renting safe and decent housing. 

Interest list for future affordable housing projects

If you would like to be placed on our Interest List to receive notifications about upcoming affordable housing opportunities, please fill out the form below.

Lista de interés para futuros proyectos de vividendas asequibles.

Si desea ser incluido en la lista de interes para recibir notificaciones sobre las próximas oportunidades alrededor de viviendas asequibles, llene el sigiente formulario.

Resources for affordable rental housing


There is very high demand for affordable housing in the Bay Area and waitlists for affordable housing may be several years long. Contact the affordable housing projects you are interested in directly, and ask to be placed on the waitlist. 

Each year, the federal government calculates the median income for communities across the country to use as guidelines for federal housing programs. Area median incomes (AMI) are therefore set according to family size and vary region by region and may be used to determine who is eligible for affordable housing.


 Affordable Rental Units (Multi-Family)

Acalanes Court (100% affordable)
1988 Trinity Avenue
(925) 465-5985


6 units at 60% AMI; 11 units at 50% AMI

1550 Third Avenue


1-,2- and 3 bedroom units; 30%-60% AMI

Bonanza Oaks
1852 Bonanza Street


2 BR units at 110% AMI. Incomes at 120% AMI

*Coggins Square Apartments (100% affordable)
1316 Las Juntas Way
(925) 945-6178


1-2- and 3- bedroom units

Iron Horse Manor
1310 Creekside Drive


1 1BR unit and 1 2BR unit at 80% AMI

Ivy Hill Apartments
1700 Botelho Drive
(925) 256-7674


35 units at 60% AMI; 12 units at 50% AMI

*Park Regency
3128 Oak Road



Sierra Garden Apartments (100% affordable)
170 Sierra Drive
(925) 937-6471


14 units at 60% AMI; 10 units at 50% AMI

The Oaks Apartments (100% affordable)
3073 N. Main Street
(925) 937-5559


29 units at 60% AMI; 7 units at 50% AMI

The Windsor Apartments
2383 North Main Street


9 1 BR units & 3 2BR units at 80% AMI


 Avalon Walnut Creek

*Contra Costa Center (PH BART)
(866) 399-2610

 * in the City's sphere of influence

Affordable Housing Units (Seniors) 

Casa Montego I (100% affordable)
1485 Montego
(925) 944-9159


80 units at 50% AMI

Casa Montego II (100% affordable)
1485 Montego
(510) 647-0700


80 units at 50% AMI

Tice Oaks (100% affordable)
2150 Tice Valley Boulevard
(925) 943-1670



22 units 60% AMI; 36 units 50% AMI; 32 units 30% AMI

Villa Vasconcellos (100% Affordable)
1515 Geary Road
(925) 465-5462
(415) 345-4400


All units at 60% AMI


Maximum Income Limits (2017)

Some affordable housing units are restricted based on income. The table below shows income limits for 2017.

No. of persons/
No. of Bedrooms
Low Income     
(80% of AMI)
Moderate Income
(120% of AMI)
1 Person/studio  $21,950  $36,550  $43,860 $56,300  $75,020 $81,850
2 People/1 Bdrm  $25,050  $41,750  $50,100 $64,350  $85,690 $93,500
3 People/2 Bdrm  $28,200  $46,950  $56,340
$72,400  $96,415 $105,200
4 People/3 Bdrm  $31,300  $52,150  $62,580 $80,400  $107,140 $116,900
5 People/4 Bdrm  $33,850  $56,350  $67,620 $86,850  $115,720 $126,250
6 People/5 Bdrm  $36,350  $60,500  $72,600 $93,300  $124,300 $135,600
7 People/6 Bdrm  $38,850  $64,700  $77,640 $99,700  $132,880 $144,950
8 People/7 Bdrm  $41,350  $68,850  $82,620 $106,150  $141,405 $154,300

 *Based on Area Median Income (AMI) in the Oakland Metropolitan Statistical Area

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Interest List

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The Affordable Housing Interest List will send you notifications about future affordable housing opportunities, such as when new development projects complete construction and are ready to take tenant applications or when there are opportunities to own affordable homes.

Please note that the City does not handle waitlists or applications for existing and new affordable housing and that you should contact the affordable housing projects directly to be placed on their waitlists or application lists.

Please note that this Interest List will be purged every 12 months to ensure the list is updated and active. You will be notified by the City if your name is considered to be purged. To remain on the Interest List, you must complete the survey again when notified by the City.


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