Services and Resources

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Frequently Requested Resources

Homebuyer Resources: HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies

Resources and Services for the Homeless

Home Financing

Housing


Frequently Requested Resources

  • Contra Costa Crisis Center's searchable 211 database is a comprehensive, up-to-date database of local health and social service 
  • Help in Hard Times (English, Spanish)
  • Low Cost Medical Resources (English, Spanish)
  • The Central Contra Costa County Resource Guide (English, Spanish)
  • Tenant/ Landlord Counseling. Eden Council for Hope and Opportunity (ECHO) Housing provides Rental Counseling and Conciliation for renters and housing providers in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties on evictions, repairs, and rent increases. Call 1-855-ASK-ECHO.
  • Fair Housing Services. Eden Council for Hope and Opportunity (ECHO) Housing provides counseling and investigation of complaints of illegal housing discrimination for renters in Alameda and Contra Costa County. Call 1-855-ASK-ECHO.
  • Pre-purchase Counseling and Homeownership Classes. Homebuyer education classes to potential 
    homebuyers living in Contra Costa County. If you're thinking about purchasing a home, but don't know where to start, call John Lucero at 925-583-5992.
  • Affordable Housing Resources. East Bay Housing Organizations provides affordable housing resources. Please see brochure for more information.
  • Home Mortgage Lender Resource. Consumer Affairs provides a guide and list of mortgage lenders for homebuyers.

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Homebuyer Resources: HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies

The following list includes housing counseling agencies in the bay area that have either been approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), or have HUD approved housing counselors providing services. Services are provided free or at low cost. Services include: homebuyer education programs, pre-purchase counseling, post-purchase counseling, predatory lending education, loss mitigation, credit counseling, money-debt management, renters assistance, home equity conversion mortgage counseling, mortgage delinquency and default resolution counseling, and foreclosure prevention.

Completion of a first time homebuyer education course from a HUD approved housing counseling agency or counselor satisfies the homebuyer education requirement for the City's First Time Homebuyer Assistance Program and Below Market Rate Homeownership Program.

Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center (located in Livermore)
Phone: 925-373-3930

Project Sentinel (located in Fremont)
Phone: 888-331-3332; 510-574-2270
website: www.housing.org      

Eden Counseling for Hope and Opportunity (ECHO) (located in Hayward and Livermore)
Phone: 925-449-7340 (Livermore); 510-581-9380 (Hayward)
website: www.echofairhousing.org

Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) (located in Oakland)
Phone: 510-652-6622
website: www.naca.com

Mission Economic Development Association (MEDA) (located in San Francisco)
Phone: 415-282-3334 x14
website: www.medasf.org

San Francisco Housing Development Corporation (located in San Francisco)
Phone: 415-822-1022 x112
website: www.sfhdc.org

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Resources and Services for the Homeless

  • The Walnut Creek Police Department's webpage has information on how the police work to address homelessness and resources for businesses, property owners, and residents interested in solutions to homelessness.
  • Trinity Center is a non-residential program serving homeless and working poor adult men and women in Walnut Creek and Central Contra Costa County.
    Address: 1924 Trinity Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94596.
    Phone: 925-949-8712
    Email: info@trinitycenterwc.org
    Hours of Operation: M,T, Th, F 9am-4pm; and W Noon-4pm
  • Shelter, Inc. Provides homeless prevention services to Contra Costa residents. Services include rental assistance, case management, and housing counseling.
    Prevention and Homeless Services Phone: 925-338-1038
    General Inquiries Phone: 925-335-0698

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Home Financing

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Housing

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