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Category: Home & Property
Use the table below to determine if your property is scheduled to be abated by the City's abatement contractor. If your propery does not show up, it is not scheduled to be abated. This list will be updated regularly during the months of June and July. Please check back daily.

Category: Home & Property

Keep Your Home California - provided by CalHFA Mortgage Assistance Corporation

The U.S. Treasury Department has approved CalHFA's plan to use nearly $2 billion in federal funding to help California families struggling to pay their mortgages.

The Keep Your Home California programs are focused on assisting low and moderate income families stay in their homes, when possible, and leveraging additional contributions from mortgage servicers.

http://www.keepyourhomecalifornia.org/

Homeowners Call Toll Free 888-954-KEEP(5337)

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The City of Atascadero has an inclusionary housing policy which makes affordable housing opportunities available within the City. This policy requires development projects with discretionary approval, such as planned developments, to provide deed restricted residential units to people and families of very low, low, and moderate incomes.

Significant changes in the housing market have created new conditions that affect the City’s affordable housing program. While the City will continue to implement its inclusionary housing program, some adjustments are warranted by economic conditions in order to remove unnecessary barriers to the sale of affordable housing units. For more information regarding the sale of affordable housing units in Atascadero, please contact Lynda Horejsi in the City of Atascadero’s Administrative Service Department to discuss your options. She can be reached at (805) 470-3428 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

When Buying or Selling a deed restricted affordable unit, the City requires the following documentation to be submitted:

  1. Purchase Contract
  2. Real Estate Certification Form
  3. Escrow Contact Information
  4. Escrow Instructions
  5. Preliminary Title Report
  6. Appraisal
  7. Copy of Grant Deed with Vesting information
  8. 1st Lender(s) Trust Deed(s) and Promissory Notes
  9. Certification from HASLO or other approved Administering Agency

Once all the above information is received, the City will prepare and submit the appropriate documents to the Escrow Company.

Please note: Preparation of City documents for submission to escrow requires ten (10) to fifteen (15) business days.

How can I find affordable houses currently on the market?
Please be aware that the City of Atascadero does not own or manage affordable units. Contact a Realtor or Real Estate Agent for information on properties for sale. The City does not keep a list of affordable units for sale.

What affordable standards does the City of Atascadero use?
To find out if you qualify for affordable rental or ownership housing, visit San Luis Obispo County’s Affordable Housing website. The City of Atascadero uses the County’s Affordable Housing Standards to determine qualifying income limits as well as maximum rents and sales prices for each income category. All affordable housing units currently for sale in Atascadero are under the “Coastal Zone – Old Formula” for income limits and rental / sales prices. Development projects approved after July 2009 will be under the County’s “new formula,”which applies to new projects in both the Coastal and Inland portions of the County.

How do I get certified?
Potential buyers must be screened for eligibility and certified as income qualified to purchase an affordable unit. The City of Atascadero has identified the San Luis Obispo County Housing Authority (HASLO) and Peoples' Self-Help Housing Corporation as entities to provide eligibility and income qualifying services. There is a cost for these services.

For information regarding County of San Luis Obispo affordable housing programs, please contact Dana Lilley at (805) 781-5600.

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