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San Ramon Below Market Rate (BMR) Home Ownership Program

On June 10, 2019, the City selected HouseKeys to administer the City's Below Market Rate (BMR) Home Ownership Program.  In addition to general administration, HouseKeys determines the eligibility of individuals and households interested in owning a BMR home in the City of San Ramon. 

  1. The first step in learning about purchasing a BMR Home is to register with the City by completing the San Ramon BMR Home Buyer Pre-Application Form online located at the City's dedicated HouseKeys website

  2. The second step is to attend a HouseKeys Home Buyer Orientation, where you will learn about the application process, lotteries, restrictions, and requirements.  HouseKeys BMR Home Buyer Orientation dates will be posted on the City website as they become available.  All applicants, co-applicants, partners, married and domestic partnerships, are required to attend a HouseKeys BMR Home Buyer Orientation before participating in a City of San Ramon BMR Home Buyer Lottery.

For more information about applying for BMR opportunities or registering  with the City, please visit the City's dedicated HouseKeys website, call 1-877-460-KEYS (5397), or email

Current Below Market Rate (BMR) Home Ownership Opportunities Available: 

  • 27 BMR home ownership housing units located in The Preserve community
    • Three (3) Bedroom Units 
    • Income Limits: Low and Very Low Income Categories (based on the Area Median Income)
    • Household Size Requirement:  Minimum 2 person household
    • Occupancy anticipated to begin in Fall 2020

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