Affordable Housing Programs 

Yorba Linda is proud of its success in developing affordable housing options in the community, preserving existing housing, and providing homeownership opportunities. Since the inception of its housing programs, the City has assisted in the provision of hundreds of affordable housing units, extending both homeownership and rental housing opportunities to low and moderate-income households within the community at large.

City  Programs

Affordable Housing List (PDF) - The City has compiled a list of affordable rental options in Yorba Linda. Interested persons must contact the property manager of each location for information on rents, qualifications, and availability. This is not a rental assistance program.   

Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)  - The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a federal program that is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which provides communities with financial resources to address a range of community development needs for income-qualified areas and/or households. 

Mortgage Assistance Program - The Mortgage Assistance Program is available to assist a limited number of low and moderate-income households in purchasing a home in our community.

County of Orange Programs

Fair Housing Council - The Fair Housing Council works to fulfill a mission of protecting the quality of life in Orange County by ensuring equal access to housing opportunities, fostering diversity and preserving dignity and human rights. 

Orange County Housing Authority  - The City cooperates with the Orange County Housing Authority, which administers the Section 8 voucher program, among other countywide housing assistance programs.  

helpful affordable housing documents


The City of Yorba Linda, along with all jurisdictions throughout the State, is mandated by California State Law to prepare a Housing Element update for State certification. The Housing Element is part of the City's General Plan and include goals, policies, programs and quantified objectives to further the development, improvement and preservation of housing. State Housing Element law requires that each City and County identify and analyze existing and projected housing needs within their jurisdiction during an eight year planning period, which for jurisdictions in Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) region, extends from October 2021 through October 2029 for the 6th cycle planning period.

The City has launched a website to keep the public informed and to allow the public to participate in the process of updating the Housing Element. The City encourage residents to visit our new website ylhousingelementupdate.com and to check back frequently for updates. The City also encourages residents to participate in a brief survey to solicit feedback and identify the community’s most important housing needs. The survey includes an opportunity to provide input on potential sites for where new housing should be considered. If you have any questions, please email our Housing Element team.