Hello Housing, the nonprofit organization powering HelloBright.org, boldly envisions a future where everyone has a quality home they can afford and equitable access to opportunity.
Founded in 2005, Hello Housing became a proud member of the MidPen Housing family of companies in 2016. The Hello Housing “way of working” is collaborative by design, engaging our public and private partners and the communities we serve, to preserve existing and produce new affordable housing in the Bay Area. As both a developer of affordable for-sale homes and a designer/operator of a variety of homeownership programs, Hello Housing helps people call the Bay Area home for generations.
Hello Housing has unique expertise in all facets of affordable homeownership, a critical component of a vibrant community and healthy economy. Since its founding in 2005, Hello Housing has become a go-to agency for the development, management and administration of Below-Market Rate (BMR) homeownership programs through its flagship program, Hello Stewardship. The organization currently stewards a portfolio of affordable for-sale homes with a market value that exceeds $500 million and helps market-rate developers sell a percentage of their new homes to low and moderate-income buyers at affordable prices as required by inclusionary zoning laws.
While many households in the Bay Area can afford to make a hefty monthly mortgage payment, saving up for the down payment while paying hefty rent is a major barrier. Hello Housing, in partnership with Alameda County, is giving buyers a boost with an AC Boost Down Payment Assistance Loan of up to $150,000. Preferences are given to educators, first responders and households displaced from Alameda County. Alameda County voters approved $50 million for this purpose and we are busy putting these dollars to work throughout the County. Learn more at ACBoost.org.