Resources & Links
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Affordable Housing Resources
The following is a list of various affordable housing resources in Berkeley and neighboring communities.
- Bonita House
Offers housing and supportive services for people with mental health disabilities.
- Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency
Provides shelter, transitional housing and supportive services to people who are homeless, disabled or low-income.
- Center for Independent Living
Housing counseling services for people with various disabilities living in Alameda and West Contra Costa Counties.
- (510) 841-4776
- Coop Network, Bay Area Cooperative Association, and Barrington Collective offer information about Bay Area cooperative and co-housing opportunities.
Eden Council on Hope and Opportunity
Provides homeseeking counseling, shared housing counseling and placement, rental assistance, tenant/landlord services, first-time homebuyer education and pre-purchase counseling.
Offers affordable housing and housing communities in the Bay Area.
Eden Information and Referral, Inc.
Eden I&R provides referrals for rental properties and supportive services in Berkeley and the larger Bay Area.
Dial 211 or call (510) 537-2552
Housing CHOICES for Alameda County
Housing CHOICES is a collaborative housing information and education effort focues on expanding housong choices for low-income Alameda County residents.
- Operation Dignity
Provides transitional and affordable housing resource for homeless veterans
(510) 287-8467 or (800) 686-9036
Resources for Community Development
Creates and provides affordable housing for low-income seniors, working families and people with special needs.
Satellite Affordable Housing Associates
Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA) offers affordable rental housing to low-income families and individuals. Prospective tenants will be asked to verify their income to qualify for AHA housing.
- Alameda County Mortgage Credit Certificate Program
The Alameda County Mortgage Credit Certificate Program provides assistance to low-income first-time homebuyers.
- Housing Authority of Alameda County
The Housing Authority of Alameda County (HACA) provides rental assistance payments through the Section 8 program. When there are openings to the Section 8 wait list, HACA will post them on their site. HACA also provides a list of privately owned subsized housing in Alameda County.
- Alameda County Area on Aging
The Alameda County Area on Aging offers a Senior Housing Guide for older adults in Alameda County.
- Alameda County Office of AIDS Administration
The Alameda County Public Health Department office of AIDS Administration offers a resource guide for people with HIV/AIDS., which includes case management, affordable housing resources and other supportive services.
(877) 424-3746 or (510) 537-2600
- Berkeley Housing Authority
The Berkeley Housing Authority provides rental assistance payments through the Section 8 and Moderate Rehabilitation Program. When there are openings to the Section 8 wait list, BHA will post them on their site. BHA also provides a list of affordable housing resources in Berkeley.
City of Berkeley Shelter Plus Care
Shelter Plus Care provides rental subsidy and supportive services for homeless people with one or more of three target disabilities. These disabilities are mental disabilities, substance abuse problems and HIV/AIDS.
Berkeley Aging Services Division
The Berkeley Senior Centers provide an Older Adult Resource Guide with lists of affordable senior rental projects and other services for seniors in Berkeley.
City of Emeryville – BMR
The City of Emeryville publishes listings on their website of property management companies that offer below market rate (BMR) rentals. Applicants must contact the property managers on that list to apply. Applicants can also put their name on a list to be notified of new affordable housing opportunities.
San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance
The Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) regulates affordable housing providers' use of arrest and conviction records of applicantss for, or residents in, affordable housing in order to provide people with prior arrest and conviction records the opportunity to be considered for employment and housing on an indiviaul basis, thereby affording them with a fair chance to acquire employment and housing, to effectively reintegrate into the community, and to provide for their families and themselves.