Also attached is the new 2016 BMR Brochure, Application, and the list of agencies which can provide the required

First-Time Homebuyer Ed Certificate. 

All this and much more information is available on our BMR web page at
Marin Housing Authority - BMR

The BMR Home Ownership Program offers low and moderate-income,

first-time homebuyers the opportunity to purchase.

If you would like to be added to the Marin County BMR Lottery list for this drawing, please call Ms. Kazarian, Home Ownership Programs Services Coordinator at Marin Housing Authority.  Her information is below:

Carol Kazarian
Home Ownership Programs Services Coordinator
Marin Housing Authority

4020 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903

Please contact Ms. Blia Xiong, HR Operations Director at (415) 339-2837 or via email at for more information on our Affordable Housing Program.


Prepare to buy or rent an affordable home by strengthening your personal finances, credit score, debt and money management at this workshop.

  • Learn How to Purchase a Below Market House in Marin City and Marin County.
  • Learn How to Improve Your Credit Score.
  • Strategies to Avoid and Reduce Debt.
  • Get Help Preparing your Marin County Housing Authority Below Market Rate Application.
  • Learn about Marin County Housing Authority's Section 8 Homebuyers Eligibility and the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program.

Our Affordable Housing and Homebuyer Readiness Program is a financial coaching series designed to help individuals and families overcome financial obstacles, learn how to set practical financial goals, and devise a plan to reach them. The Affordable Housing and Homebuyer Readiness Program is open to the public.

The Affordable Housing and Homebuyer Readiness Program includes:

  • All Three Financial Literacy Workshops.
  • One-on-One Credit Counseling and Credit Reports.
  • A binder with workshop materials, supplemental activities and resources.
  • Refreshments are provided.

Our MCCDC Affordable Housing and Homebuyer Readiness Program does not provide the HUD-approved Homebuyer Education Certificate required for the Marin Housing Authority Below Market Rate (BMR) Program Application, but will prepare you for this course and guide you through the steps required to find a lender and complete the paperwork to secure a pre-approval home loan.

BMR Applicants who live or work in Marin City will receive a priority in Marin City lottery drawings for BMR units in Marin City.

How do I apply to be on the waiting list for Marin City Below Market Rate homes?

If you have any questions, please call me directly at (415) 339-2837 or email Blia Xiong at and she will respond back within 24-48 hours.