Tenants and landlords have both been affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Whether you are a renter whose housing has been affected or a landlord whose rental unit has been affected, you may contact ECHO Housing directly at (925) 449-7340 or (510) 581-9380. The City of Pleasanton contracts with ECHO Housing to provide housing counseling to Pleasanton renters and homeowners.
The City of Pleasanton contracts with Abode Services to administer the City's Rapid Re-Housing Program. This program provides short-term rental assistance and services with the goal of helping Pleasanton residents obtain housing quickly, increase self-sufficiency, and stay housed.
For more information, contact Abode Services at 510-657-7409 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The primary form of rental assistance throughout the nation is the “Section 8” program. Section 8 is a federally-funded program in which the government pays a portion of the monthly rent for households that meet certain eligibility requirements (e.g., income). Programs that offer direct financial assistance to households for the payment of monthly rental costs are highly competitive in the Bay Area, and the amount of assistance available is limited.
In Pleasanton (and Dublin), the Section 8 program is administered by the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda (HACA) in Hayward. Persons seeking Section 8 assistance for Pleasanton must contact HACA directly (510) 538-8876.
ECHO Housing, a Bay Area nonprofit agency, also provides a limited Rental Assistance Program (RAP), which provides assistance with move-in costs or helps residents with delinquent rent due to a temporary financial setback. ECHO helps by arranging a guaranteed repayment contract between the tenant and the landlord. Financial assistance is subject to the availability of funds. Information can be obtained by contacting ECHO Housing at 925-449-7340.