Government Housing Services

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 applicants 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 individual 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