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Berkeley Housing Authority
1947 Center Street, 5th Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
TEL: (510) 981-5470, FAX: (510) 510-981-5480
Office Hours: Mon-Thur 8:15am-4:30 pm (Closed every Fri), Email: bha@cityofberkeley.info


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Welcome to the Berkeley Housing Authority site at the City of Berkeley, CA.

 Estabilished in 1966, BHA provides rental assistance to a total of 1,939 low-income households units through the Section 8 and Moderate Rehabilitation Program.   It is governed by a 7-member  Housing Authority Board.

Communicating with BHA - The best way to communicate with BHA staff is via email or telephone, please see the BHA contacts link for our staff, names, emails and numbers. Our fax number is 510-981-5480.   [more...]

Past Due Utility Bills Relief - [more...]


NEW! Document Drop Box Outside of BHA's Office 1947 Center Street - Located just outside the front door of our new office at 1947 Center Street, we now have a document drop box for BHA clients and landlords.  The drop box is checked regularly Mondays through Thursdays.  Please use the box when you are not able to email or fax documents to staff.  BHA's fax number is 510-981-5480. [more...]

Voucher Discrimination - Voucher Discrimination: It is against the law in Berkeley to prevent voucher holders from renting an affordable unit (with Payment Standard) using a Housing Choice Voucher.  This included prohibiting the phrase "No Section 8" on advertisements.  [more...]

Effective March 17, 2020 BHA is closed to the public. -

The Berkeley Housing Authority Office is closed to the public until further notice.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered residents to shelter in place, leaving only for essential needs. Most City facilities are closed to the public. Read the latest changes to City services and COVID-19 information from Berkeley Public Health.


Payment Standards, Income Limits, and Utility Allowance  - Payment Standards, Effective January 1, 2022 for new and Existing Clients [more...]

Berkeley Housing Authority Forms & Information - All forms are in a Acrobat  (PDF) format which is a standard file format.  The Acrobat software is available from Adobe FREE of charge HERE. [more...]

Customer Care.  - Your opinion and observations are important. Use this link for instructions on how you can share your thoughts, compliments and concerns: [more...]

Yes, Berkeley? - A great place to live, work and raise a family.   Berkeley is a city with a small population and a big reputation. In California alone, there are more than 30 cities bigger than Berkeley. In Alameda County, Berkeley is ranked fourth in population behind Oakland, Fremont, and Hayward. And yet, we are famous around the globe as a center for academic achievement, scientific exploration, free speech and the arts.  [more...]

No Smoking Ordinance in Berkeley - Smoking Law Affects All Berkeley Multi-Unit Housing [more...]

EBMUD Low Income Program - If you are having trouble with paying your water bill, EDMUD can help. EDMUD offers a Customer Service Program to help low income residential customers with their water bill.  If you qualify, EDMUD will cover: [more...]

PG&E CARE/FERA Application - Berkeley Housing Authority is a CARE/FERA Community Outreach Contractor with PG&E. CARE/FERA are provides up to a 20% discount on your monthly energy bill. The program has income qualifications - please see the application for details. [more...]

Section 8 Wait List -   [more...]

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Berkeley Housing Authority, 1947 Center Street, 5th Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: bha@cityofberkeley.info Phone: (510) 981-5470
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903