- Below Market Rate Ownership Program: Below Market Rate (BMR) units are homes whose values are legally restricted to keep their prices affordable for households at or below certain designated income levels. When these units are placed on the market for sale by their owners, the City works with the buyer and seller to determine a maximum sale price, ensure the unit is in good condition, verify eligibility, and facilitate certain aspects of the transfer. placed on the market for sale by their owners. Learn more, or click to view BMR units currently on the market.
- First Time Home-buyers Down Payment Assistance Loans: This program provides low-interest, deferred-payment loans to help first-time home-buyers cover the down payment on market-rate or co-op homes for sale in Emeryville. Loans are available to households at or below moderate income. Learn more.
Home-buyer Education Workshop
Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) ProgramAlameda County’s Housing and Community Development Department runs the Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program, which provides income-eligible, first-time home-buyers with an opportunity to reduce the amount of federal income tax they owe each year they own and live in their home. This tax credit can help buyers qualify for a larger mortgage with no effect on their monthly expenses. Learn more.
Alameda County Down Payment Assistance ProgramAlameda County is currently offering a Down Payment Assistance Program called AC Boost. AC Boost provides financial assistance to middle-income working households to purchase a home in Alameda County. The program offers loans of up to $150,000 to first-time home-buyers who live in, work in, or have been displaced from Alameda County. Limited preference is given to first responders and educators (including public school employees and childcare providers). More information on the application process can be found online at ACBoost.org or by calling (510) 500-8840.
Hello Housing, a non-profit organization, assists the City in administering Emeryville's Homebuyer Programs. For additional information or questions, regarding the homebuyer programs, resale of a BMR unit, or to refinance or pay-off a FTHB Loan, please contact Hello Housing, by phone at (415) 863-3036 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hellohousing.org/stewardship/emeryville/.