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Bay Area Affordable Homeownership Alliance

BAAHA is the co-administrator to East Palo Alto's below market rate (BMR) program. For more information about East Palo Alto affordability, visit

A one (1) bedroom Below Market Rate (BMR) condo is now available through the City of East Palo Alto's Below Market Rate Program. A qualified buyer will be selected from a lottery pool in July of 2019. A six (6) week application period to join the lottery pool will open on Friday, May 17, 2019 and close on Friday, June 28, 2019.

Households earning at or below 60% of San Mateo County's 2019 Area Median Income (AMI) may be eligible to participate in the lottery to purchase the BMR in East Palo Alto. The chart below shows the maximum income that a household can make, adjusted to the household size. These incomes are gross (before taxes) annual (yearly) incomes.

What: Learn about the available programs, including the below market rate (BMR)

home currently available in East Palo Alto.

How: To register for the next orientation, complete the form below:

Other basic lottery participation eligibility parameters, including the lottery pre-application are available by clicking here.

BAAHA will be hosting an additional East Palo Alto First Time Homebuyer Programs Orientation soon. Sign-up below and BAAHA will notify you when the date and location are set.

EPA First-Time Homebuyer Program Orientation #2

East Palo Alto Below Market Rate Program