The Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa provides rental subsidies and manages and develops affordable housing for low-income families, seniors, and persons with disabilities in Contra Costa County. The Housing Authority is a public corporation separate and distinct from HUD, from county government, and from other county and state agencies much like a special district. The governing Board of Commissioners consists of seven members – the five members of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, and two “Resident” members who participate in the programs operated by the HACCC.


​ The Contra Costa Housing Authority will be a recognized leader in leveraging resources to create affordable housing programs and opportunities that contribute positively to the community.


The mission of the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa is to provide high quality affordable housing solutions and promote self-sufficiency for low-income people of Contra Costa County.


Joseph Villarreal oversees programs that provide affordable housing and supportive services to over 25,000 residents of Contra Costa County. During his ten-year tenure, HACCC has partnered its project-based voucher program with Contra Costa County’s affordable housing program to fund 1,382 new or preserved affordable housing units. When all projects are completed, this will more than double the units committed by HACCC to this effort. Prior to HACCC, Joseph worked at the Benicia, Alameda County, and Oakland Housing Authorities. He currently serves as a Board Member of the Contra Costa Council on Homelessness, Board Member of Non-Profit Housing Northern California, the Kennedy King Memorial Scholarship Fund, and is the current Board President of the Community Housing Development Corporation. He is past President of the California Association of Housing Authorities, a former member of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) and the past President of NAHRO’s Pacific Southwest Region. Joseph is the co-author/editor of the book Philanthropy in Communities of Color. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Applied History.

​​The Housing Authority’s Executive Teams ensure the integrity of the programs it provides to the public.

​Through its offered programs, HACCC is committed to providing affordable housing solutions to low income families.

Know the teams supporting affordable housing solutions in Contra Costa County.

HACCC works diligently to ensure the integrity and success of its programs.

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The Board of Commissioners is the Housing Authority’s governing body.

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​HACCC is continuously recruiting for qualified individuals to join us in fulfilling its mission of providing safe, affordable housing.

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