Affordable Housing


The Affordable Housing Program is part of the Community Development Department. The program provides both rental and ownership units to households of very-low, low, and moderate incomes. Hisorically, the City has been able to provide some funding for housing developers who develop affordable housing.

Since 2000, the City assisted in the construction of over 700 units of affordable housing as part of the Hamilton Airfield revdevelopment as well as other deed restricted units throughout the City. Novato already has a significant amount of affordable housing that meets State requirements. The following are PDF links to a list and map of existing affordable housing within the City of Novato. The list and map provide the project’s name, location, number of units and level of affordability.

The level of affordability is based on Marin County’s Area Median Income (AMI) - currently $103,000/year (for 2013) for a family of four. The affordability of the units is guaranteed by deed restriction and the units are monitored for compliance by the City.

Neighborhood SAFE Programs.

Celebrating Our 10th Year of Affordable Housing!

We started our program in 2006 with a goal of providing affordable housing to low income working individuals, families and senior citizens.

We're pleased that our efforts panned out and our Hamilton Block Party this year will celebrate our success.

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