Resources & Links

Information & Resources

Bay Area Community Land Trust

Permanently affordable, resident-owned cooperative housing communities that benefit workers, families, students, senior, disabled, and other low and middle income folks from widely diverse backgrounds.

Oakland Community Land Trust

Combats community deterioration and expands housing and economic development opportunities for low and moderate income residents; Promotes neighborhood stability and community involvement through the provision of permanently affordable homeownership and equity-sharing options; Supports the development of commercial and retail facilities that serve working families.

San Francisco Community Land Trust

Advocates for conversions of rental buildings to limited equity cooperatives rather than condos.

Sacred Community Land Trust

An urban farming Community Land Trust.

National CLT Network

Provides access to training, technical resources, and contacts to help you strengthen and grow your community land trust.

Burlington Associates

The Community Land Trust Resource Center

Bay Area Cooperative Association

A community directory of Bay Area co-op housing information

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is a nonprofit and tax-exempt educational institution founded in 1974 to improve the quality of public debate and decisions in the areas of land policy and land-related taxation. The Institute's goals are to integrate theory and practice to better shape land policy and to provide a nonpartisan forum for discussion of the multidisciplinary forces that influence public policy.

Community Land Trusts (Land Lines Article): A Solution for Permanently Affordable Housing
Author(s): Greenstein, Rosalind and Yesim Sungu-Eryilmaz
Publication Date: January 2007

Banking Services

Beneficial State Bank is a community bank in Oakland that is offers basic banking services to low and very low income people.

Homebuyer Education and Assistance Programs

PDF of Homebuyer Education Seminars

Building Education Center

The Building Education Center is a Bay Area resource that offers classes, workshops and books on building an remodelling.

Earthquake Preparedness

The City of Berkeley Fire and Earthquake Emergency Preparedness Information 

 


Affordable Housing Resources

The following is a list of various affordable housing resources in Berkeley and neighboring communities. 

Non-Government Organizations

Bonita House
Offers housing and supportive services for people with mental health disabilities.
(510) 923-1099

Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency
Provides shelter, transitional housing and supportive services to people who are homeless, disabled or low-income.  
(510) 649-1930

Center for Independent Living
Housing counseling services for people with various disabilities living in Alameda and West Contra Costa Counties.
(510) 841-4776

Coop NetworkBay 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.

(855) 275-3246

Eden Housing
Offers affordable housing and housing communities in the Bay Area. 

(510) 582-1460

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.

(510) 841-4410

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.

(510) 647-0700

Government Services

Alameda County Mortgage Credit Certificate Program
The Alameda County Mortgage Credit Certificate Program provides assistance to low-income first-time homebuyers.
(510) 650-5799

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. 

(510) 538-8876

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.

(510) 644-4840

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.

(510) 981-5418

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.
(510) 644-6107

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.

(510) 596-3789

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.

(415) 554-5192


 

 

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