Housing & Community Services Division

Concord is a great community and we want to do our part to make it even better for you! Our goal in the Housing and Community Services Division is to keep you informed about the City’s housing assistance programs, projects, and available resources.


Residential Rent Registry Report

The City’s second annual Residential Rent Registry Program report is now available for review. Effective July 1, 2021, the program requires that all landlords of multifamily complexes with four or more units register with the City on an annual basis. The 2022 report builds upon and includes year-over-year comparisons to the baseline data obtained in 2021. The 2022 report analyzes tenancies and rents in Concord, provides a landlord registration and program compliance analysis, and includes neighborhood maps with the locations of the registered multifamily complexes.

Also attached is the raw data spreadsheet from which the current report is derived. Per City Council's direction, identifying information and unit-specific rent information has been redacted from the spreadsheet.


Residential Tenant 
Anti-Harassment Ordinance 

In a continued effort to protect Concord tenants, Concord's Residential Tenant Anti-Harassment ordinance (Concord Municipal Code 19.50) became effective on July 28, 2022. The purpose of the ordinance is to prevent landlords and their representatives from harassing their tenants, to encourage landlords to follow the law and uphold their responsibility to provide habitable rental properties, and to give tenants legal recourse through the adopted Ordinance when they are subjected to harassment by owners.   

The ordinance is the result of collaborative effort that considered input received from tenant advocate groups and landlord representatives, and hours of public testimony.

If you are a residential tenant or a landlord with compliance concerns, please contact ECHO Housing at (925) 732-3919 or at echofairhousing.org.

The City has produced an English/Spanish flyer that details the program highlights. 



CA Mortgage Relief Program Expands Eligibility

The California Mortgage Relief Program supports homeowners who have fallen behind on their housing payments due to pandemic-related hardships. The program will help homeowners make past due housing payments - up to a maximum of $80,000 per household - by making a one-time direct payment to the mortgage servicers. Importantly, this is not a loan and will not need to be paid back.

According to a June 14 press release, the program has modified the past-due requirement to include homeowners who missed payments in the first half of 2022, expanded the income eligibility, and will now cover past-due property taxes for more homeowners.

The California Mortgage Relief Program is funded by the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act’s Homeowners Assistance Fund, and it is being run through the California Housing Finance Agency. 

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City of concord rental assistance 

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), passed by Congress in response to the economic impacts of COVID-19, allocated Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) funds to the City of Concord to address issues faced by residents impacted by the pandemic. The CARES Act also established the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) to respond to the public health emergency with respect to COVID–19.  The City allocated the majority of these funds to Tenant Rental Assistance for tenants unable to pay their rent due to job loss, a reduction of hours or other economic impacts that are a direct result of the pandemic.  Funds were also allocated to Tenant Legal Services to address issues and evictions faced by impacted tenants unable to pay their rent.

The Concord Tenant Assistance report details the assistance provided through November 30, 2021.  The next report will be posted on March 15, 2022. 

Contra Costa Superior Court has produced a Tenant and Landlord Resources flyer that will be included in all summons for unlawful detainer issued to tenants from October 1, 2021, through March 31, 2022. The Spanish version of the flyer can be found here


Residential tenant protection program

Updated October 19, 2020

On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, Concord City Council adopted the Residential Tenant Protection Program to be effective August 28, 2020, and allows for, among other things: relocation assistance for no-fault just cause evictions; requires that a tenant be provided a written lease with the appropriate minimum lease terms; and sunsets on January 1, 2030. For more information, please visit the Tenant & Landlord Resources page. 

ECHO Housing is Concord's tenant and landlord service provider. For additional information on any of Concord's tenant and landlord programs and policies, please contact ECHO Housing at 1-925-732-3919 or contact@echofairhousing.org.

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