Housing Scholarship - Counseling Department

About the City of Fremont Housing Scholarship Program

The City of Fremont Housing Scholarship program combines:

  • affordable housing
  • job training
  • other support services

enabling families to obtain full-time employment and achieve economic self-sufficiency. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). See also the City of Fremont's Housing Scholarship web page.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. You must:
    • Live or work in Fremont
    • Have a 2.8 grade point average
    • Must be in school a minimum of 12 weeks in order to apply
    • Be within 18 months of graduation
    • Be working towards a certificate or degree that leads to employment
  2. You must be 18 years old or be an emancipated minor.
  3. You must be a full-time student (12 units a semester).
  4. You must be drug-free or in recovery for at least 12 months.
  5. You must:
    • Have NO previous evictions
    • Have good credit history (this is preferred) - CCC is Ok
    • Qualify under the income guidelines

How the Program Works

  • If approved by the Advisory Board, you will be referred to an apartment in Fremont, and must meet a scholarship landlord's tenant selection criteria.
  • Your rent will be reduced.
  • After 18 months your rent will go up.

Other Rules for the Program

If approved:

  • You may not have overnight guests.
  • You must agree to secure full-time employment after your graduation.
  • You must provide adequate child care if you have children.

Steps to Apply

  1. Provide:
  2. Mail all the requested documents to:

    City of Fremont
    Office of Housing & Redevelopment
    ATTN: Janis Carey, Housing Counselor
    39555 Liberty Street
    Fremont, CA 94538

  3. Contact Janis Carey to make sure your documents have been received:

    (510) 494-4511

What Happens Next?

  • Once the Housing Counselor certifies that your application is completed, she will arrange for you to meet with the City's program coodinator.

Want More Information?

Review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Housing Scholarship. See also the City of Fremont's Housing Scholarship web page.

Key Contacts for the Program

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