Affordable Housing

Low income apartment complex

1730 N Towne Ave Claremont, CA , 91711

The Real Estate and Housing office provides a broad range of professional support necessary for the acquisition and disposition of real estate, campus development efforts, faculty mortgage loan programs, and management of real estate assets. We strive to address the housing needs of students, staff and faculty of The Claremont Colleges by offering personalized housing referrals and connecting potential tenants with local landlords and roommates. We seek to provide a culture of ownership, accountability, collaboration and teamwork around all services offered.

Eligibility: Limited to students, staff and faculty of The Claremont Colleges

Address: Administrative Campus Center – 101 South Mills Avenue Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 621-8039 – Katie Timmerman

Claremont Village Commons is a family low income housing apartment subsidized by the federal governments HUD (Housing and Urban Development Division).

Address: 957 W Arrow Hwy, Claremont, CA, 91711
Phone: 909-621-2810

Courier Place is one of only a few affordable, multigenerational, multifamily housing developments in California. Located in Claremont, it is also Jamboree’s first multigenerational property and the first affordable, multigenerational project developed by the Los Angeles County Housing Authority.

Address: 111 S College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: Leasing Information: 909-624-8589
Website: Jamboree Housing Corporation

48 bedroom affordable housing units. Since this property has received funding in part through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, a certain number of units are set aside for lower income households.

Eligibility: LIHTC Households must earn either less than 50% or 60% of the area median income (depending on the set-aside option chosen by the property owner) to qualify for these units. Rents in these units are capped at a maximum of 30% of the set-aside area median income (adjusted for unit size). Some rental units in this property may not be subject to LIHTC and therefore have higher rents and no maximum household income requirement.

Address: 670 W San Jose Ave, Claremont, California 91711
Phone: 909-399-5978
Website: Vista Valley Townhomes

Shelters/Emergency & Transitional Housing

Shelters/Emergency & Transitional Housing

Provides hotel vouchers when funds are available.




Foothill AIDS Project (FAP) is dedicated to helping people who live with or are at risk for HIV/AIDS in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, and western Riverside County. Their supportive housing services are designed to reduce or prevent homelessness for Persons Living with HIV (PLWH) and increase the availability of decent, safe, and affordable housing for low-income PLWH.


To qualify for this program, you must have been diagnosed with HIV and meet certain income standards.


Address: 678 S. Indian Hill Blvd Suite 220 Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (800) 448-0858
Application: Housing Assistance
Website: Foothill AIDS Project


The program provides transitional shelter for single and two-parent families with children. Children 18 years and younger are accepted. The program also serves individuals and pregnant women who have other children. It is not an emergency shelter. The program can accommodate people with disabilities, however they cannot accommodate people who use wheelchairs. The maximum length of stay is 120 days; residents cannot return to the program after their stay


Be low income and homeless or 2 weeks of being homeless; have no more than five total members of the family on the application; must be drug and alcohol free and be subject to random drug testing (must agree to remain drug and alcohol free the entire time you are in our program); agree to participate in all shelter programs including children’s educational, employment and rehabilitation services and mandatory neighborhood watch program; agree to save a minimum of 50% of your income; agree to find employment or upgrade current employment


1501 W. 9th Street, Suite D, Upland, CA 91786

Call to request next application dates. Social security cards, birth certificates, current TB test, and proof of income are required.

Website: Foothill Family Shelter


Provide support for foster and probation youth emancipating from group or foster homes. This program is designed to satisfy a critical need for housing and supportive mental health services for youth as they make the transition from foster care placements to adulthood and independent living.


The Transitional Independent Living Program provides services for youth ages 18 to 24 years old who were in foster or probation care some time after their 14th birthday. These youth need to be at-risk for homelessness, to have completed high school and must be eligible for mental health services through Medi-Cal funding.


100 W. Walnut St., Suite 375 Pasadena, CA 91124
Please email or call Carolyn Rascon for more information:
626-395-7100 ext. 7911
Website: Transitional Independent Living Services


The Our House Family Temporary Housing Program serves children and their parents, as well as single women. The program’s goal is to move families and single women from homelessness into safe, stable and affordable housing.


Must be a single woman or family (assumed children are below 18 years old)


Address: 1753 N. Park Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: Call Housing Office for more information: 909-622-3806
Website: Our House Family Shelter


Pacific Lifeline is a long-term comprehensive shelter program serving homeless women and children. Our purpose is to eliminate the threat of chronic homelessness for women and children. Our strategic program and commitment to the long-term stability of the families we serve distinguished us from other shelters.


Client must have at least one of her children living with her. Children must be between the ages of infant and twelve years old. If the client is a victim of domestic violence, the perpetrator must not be actively looking for the client and considered to be dangerous. If the client is coming from a rehabilitation center, she must be clean/sober for 9 months. Client must be willing and able to work within 60 days of moving into Pacific Lifeline.


Address: 315 N San Antonio Ave, Upland, CA 91786
Phone: 909-931-2624
Contact office to discuss your needs and request our referral and application forms. Please know that we are not an emergency shelter and the application process can take two weeks.
Website: Pacific Programs


Project Roomkey gives people who are experiencing homelessness and are recovering from COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19 a place to recuperate and properly quarantine outside of a hospital. It also provides a safe place for isolation for people who are experiencing homelessness and at high risk for medical complications should they to become infected.


Pursuant to FEMA Reimbursement Eligibility Criteria, for people experiencing homelessness which includes people who have tested positive for COVID 19, have been exposed to COVID 19, or are “high risk” of health complications.


Project Roomkey Program is administered locally, and eligibility varies by community.
Phone: 916-655-8848
Website: Project Roomkey


Provides rental assistance to homeless veterans and their families in combination with case management and clinical services through the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) of Greater Los Angeles.

  1. Be eligible for VA Health Care Services.
  2. Meet the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act’s definition of homeless.
  3. Participate in ongoing case management services.
  4. Meet the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s income eligibility requirements
  5. Not be subject to a lifetime sex offender registration.
  6. Be a legal resident of the United States, or eligible households must be comprised of at least one legal resident of the United States.

Address: 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Building 257 Los Angeles, CA 90073
Hours: Walk in Hours 8:00 AM – 3:30 p.m.
Website: Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program
Phone: Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, (310) 478-3711

Financial & Legal Resources


Provides free, expert legal advice and representation to low-income residents of Los Angeles County. Emphasis on justice for Seniors and Workers. Through its Economic Justice program, Bet Tzedek provides workers direct representation in individual and class action cases, helps thousands of workers know their rights, assists trafficked laborers who were illegally denied earned wages, creates opportunities for entrepreneurship and small business development in marginalized and under-served communities, and aids low-income households facing tax controversies.


(Small Business COVID-19 Assistance ONLY): Business owners whose current household income is less than $8,500 per month AND who have less than $50,000 in liquid assets (cash, bonds, etc.). Unable to assist not-for-profit businesses If you are not sure if you qualify for free services, please submit your information anyway.


3250 Wilshire Blvd., 13th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Website: Bet Tzedek
Small Business COVID-19 Assistance Application


Designed to meet the needs of low-income families, HOP provides loans of up to 20% of the purchase price for down payment and closing costs assistance not to exceed $75,000. Each loan is a second Trust Deed loan provided at 0% interest with all payments deferred until sale, transfer, refinancing, no longer owner-occupied, or full repayment of the first mortgage. HOP loans are available to first-time homebuyers in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County and cities participating in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Urban County Program.

  1. The applicants must be first-time homebuyers: no ownership interest in real estate at any time in the past three years. 
  2. Homebuyers must occupy the home as their principal residence. 
  3. The loan is secured by a second Trust Deed and Promissory Note.
  4. Applicants must invest a minimum of 1% of the down payment, not including closing costs of their OWN funds.
  5. All applicants must complete an 8-hour homebuyer education seminar from an approved HUD counseling agency.
  6. Tenants cannot occupy a property unless it is a Tenant-Purchaser.

Address: 700 West Main Street Alhambra, CA 91801
Application: If you are first-time homebuyer and are interested in applying for the program, contact a HOP participating lender to get pre-qualified. Only a HOP participating lender can submit a HOP application on your behalf. HOP applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Contact Name: Tamar Gantt
Website: Home Ownership Program


The Los Angeles County Development Authority’s (LACDA) Homeless Incentive Program (HIP) offers monetary incentives to encourage landlords to rent their available units to LACDA’s homeless Section 8 voucher holders. Funding for the program comes as part of the Homeless Prevention Initiative, a collaborative effort between multiple County agencies supported by funding from Los Angeles County Measure H.


Owners with available units in the Cities of Los Angeles, Pasadena, Inglewood, Baldwin Park, Norwalk, Burbank, Redondo Beach, Long Beach, Culver City, Kern County, and LACDA’s regular jurisdictions may participate in this program.


Address: 700 West Main Street Alhambra, CA 91801
ApplicationApply Online
Phone: (626) 586-1585
Website: Homeless Incentive Program


Unpaid Rent

Landlords who participate in the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program can get reimbursed for 80% of an eligible renter’s unpaid rent between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, if they agree to waive the remaining 20% of unpaid rent during that specific time period. Eligible renters whose landlords choose not to participate in the program may apply on their own and receive 25% of unpaid rent between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021. Paying this 25% by June 30, 2021 can help keep you in your home under the extended eviction protections in SB 91.

Future Rent Eligible renters can receive future rent assistance equal to 25% of their monthly rent. Combined with the assistance available for unpaid rent, future assistance will help renters stay housed once the eviction protections in SB 91 expire on June 30, 2021. Utility Assistance Eligible renters may also receive assistance for unpaid utilities and future payments. Unpaid utilities accumulated from April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021 will be compensated at 100% of cost, limited to a total of 12 months.

  1. Have qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due to COVID–19
  2. Demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability, which may include:a past-due utility or rent notice or eviction notice; unsafe or unhealthy living conditions; or any other evidence of such risk, as determined by the program
  3. Have a household income that is not more than 80% of the Area Median Income

ApplicationApply Online
Rent Relief Call Center: (833) 430-2122
Website: CA COVID Rent Relief

Offers rental housing options at specific housing locations and assistance is attached to particular rental units. If you live in a rental unit under the PBV program and move, the assistance stays with the property. The PBV program differs from the Section 8 program which is a tenant-based voucher. If you have a tenant-based voucher and move, the assistance can be applied to another eligible rental unit.


Applicant eligibility and prioritization depend on the building.


Address: Section 8 Main Office 700 West Main Street Alhambra, CA 91801
Website: Project-based Voucher Program
Application: LACDA Applicant Registration Portal
Phone: Section 8 Main Office, (626) 262-4510

Homelessness Resources

Tri City Mental Health


Tri-City has gradually allocated MHSA funds for 64 units of permanent supportive housing for Tri-City clients and their families in the cities of Claremont, La Verne and Pomona. If you are not currently enrolled for mental health services with Tri-City, but would like housing assistance, please contact our Community Navigators at (888) 436-3246.


These housing options are available for clients currently receiving mental health services through Tri-City Mental Health. However, enrollment for services is not a guarantee of housing.


2008 N. Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 917670
Mary Monzon (Housing Manager)
Website: MHSA Housing



LAHSA is the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, and coordinates and manages over $70 million annually in federal, state, county and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing and services to homeless people


Serves participants who are experiencing Homelessness in LA County and are over the age of 18 years old. (Also provides limited number of funded beds for Unaccompanied Minors between 12-17 years old or those of any age experiencing domestic abuse)

Apply Online: Complete the Referral Form, the Referral Supplemental Form Attachment, and Authorization for the Use & Disclosure of Health and Social Service


Phone: (562) 347-4663 or (800) 731-4663 if outside the 562 area code
Website: Interim Housing List


Stay Housed a partnership between Los Angeles County, the City of Los Angeles and local community and legal service providers. Together, they provide the residents of Los Angeles County, from Lancaster to Long Beach, with information and resources to keep people in their homes.


To be eligible for legal services, applicants MUST live in Los Angeles County. There are also income limitations for free legal services. However, if you don’t qualify, you will be given referrals to providers who will assist you at low or reduced costs.


Website: Stay Housed LA
Phone: 1-888-694-0040
Apply:  Legal Services Application

How do we evaluate upcoming housing projects?

Board of Directors Decision-Making Rubric


The following rubric will be used by the Board of Directors of Housing and Homelessness Collaborative of Claremont (Housing Claremont) to consider our positions on new housing developments in Claremont, and how we will enact those positions publicly.


All housing developments are not created equal, thus Housing Claremont must consider each development independently in order to establish how well-aligned it is with our core values. The degree of alignment will determine how strongly we support the development, and what mechanisms we employ to reflect that support publicly.

Core ValueMetricScoreComments
Affordability• 0% Affordable
• Meets minimum affordability requirement (15%)
• +1 point for every 5 percentage points exceeding RHNA target for median income affordability
• +2 point for low-income affordability
• +3 points for extremely low-income affordability
Up to 12

Standard: Claremont Housing Element and RHNA

Maximum Score: 18
Density• Single family homes (detached)
• Single family homes w/ ADUs
• Single family townhomes
• Apartment complex/Condominiums
• Mixed use commercial/residential
Maximum Score: 4
Location• Within 1 mile of park
• Within 1 mile of grocery
• Within 1 mile of public transit
• Within 1 mile of a school (if target population is families)
One point for eachMaximum Score: 4
Safety, Environmental Well-Being, and Sustainability• Significant and Unavoidable Findings
• Neutral
• Transit oriented
• LEEDS certification or equivalent
Source: Environmental Impact Report

Maximum Score: 3
Target Population• Families
• Seniors
• Formerly homeless
Maximum Score: 6
Moderate Support
Strong Support

Current Housing Development Projects in Claremont

There are currently four housing development projects within the city of Claremont. Learn more about how each project aligns with Housing Claremont’s Core Values.

Seniors and the Housing Crisis

Housing Claremont sponsored a presentation by housing advocates Allison Henry and Lydia Bouromand from Aging Next.

Older adult renters are more likely to pay a larger proportion of their income for rent then the population as a whole, and that extreme rental cost burden places them at increased risk of housing instability and homelessness.

Claremont Emergency Rental Assistance Program

NEED HELP WITH RENT DUE TO COVID? LIVE IN CLAREMONT? The city now has an emergency rental assistance program, but resources are limited.  Applications will be accepted starting at Noon on Monday, May 18th, 2020. Applications will be accepted until Monday, May 25th at Noon, or when 100 applications have been received.

Housing Claremont Supports City Measure To Protect Renters

Zachary Courser, president of Housing Claremont, wrote to Claremont’s mayor in support of the city’s proposed measure to protect renters in danger of eviction. Assembly Bill (AB) 1482 has caused a temporary increase in the number of no-fault eviction notices in Los Angeles County. This is due to the fact that landlords have an opportunity to issue no-fault evictions before AB 1482’s more stringent protections come into effect on January 1, 2020.

“Los Angeles County cities such as Pomona, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Pasadena have passed ordinances to protect renters caught within a no-fault evictions protection gap. Claremont is affected by the same affordability problems as these communities, and landlords have the same incentives to issue no-fault evictions here.” Zachary Courser, President, Housing Claremont

At a December 10th council meeting, council members considered a “Temporary Homelessness Prevention No-Fault Eviction Rental Relocation Assistance Program” to budget $100,000 from the city’s Successor Housing Fund to create a temporary fund for those impacted by evictions due to this evictions protection gap.

Housing Claremont supported this measure, which was passed by the unanimously by the council with minor modifications.

CHAP Grant Award

Housing Claremont writes successful $13,000 grant to support employment education and training for participants of the Claremont Homeless Advocacy Program (CHAP).

The Claremont Homeless Advocacy Program (CHAP) is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to providing Claremont’s homeless neighbors with comprehensive services enabling them to make a new start in life. An essential part of their program is helping their participants to obtain sustainable employment.

Housing Claremont worked with CHAP to identify their critical needs. We found needed funding to expand their ability to support job training and certification for their participants. Housing Claremont wrote a successful $13,000 grant proposal to the Claremont Community Foundation for an employment training and education program. The grant will cover expenses such as career assessment and testing fees, certification courses for careers such as welding, security, truck driving, carpentry, and electronics. It also allows training for life skills training for financial literacy such as budgeting and banking.

Much of CHAP’s volunteers’ time and resources are devoted to helping their participants to prepare for the job market. The path from the street to housing is not an easy one, as CHAP’s participants have faced very difficult circumstances and lack the skills, resources, and support to attain jobs. Working together with advocates, CHAP participants have the opportunity to receive clothing and supplies necessary for employability, funding for transportation for job interviews, and access to education and training.

These employment related expenditures lead directly to CHAP’s participants being able to leave the program for their own sustainable housing. CHAP has been able to help 23 participants achieve sustainable living since its inception, and this new grant will help many more people in our community to do the same.