Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

City Council Live Stream: Please visit https://www.cityofberkeley.info/CalendarEventWebcastMain.aspx

ZAB Live Stream: Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx.

The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

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Berkeley Housing Authority
Berkeley Housing Authority

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.

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

Low income households who are behind on their utility bills will able to apply for relief from past due utility bills through the Alameda County Housing Secure Program www.ac-housingsecure.org.

  • Alameda County Moratorium Still in Effect

    Worried About Eviction? Alameda County's Eviction Moratorium is Still in Place.

    While the State of California's Eviction Moratorium ended September 30, 2021, the Alameda County local eviction moratorium will stay in place throughout the Public Health Emergency Order.

    The Alameda County eviction moratorium prohibits most evictions in all cities and the unincorporated areas Alameda County.

    The Alameda County moratorium will end 60 days after the Public Health Emergency Order is lifted. The Board of Supervisors has not discussed ending the Public Health Emergency Order and has not yet scheduled this discussion.

    For more information on the Alameda County Eviction Moratorium, please visit the Alameda County Housing and Community Development home page.


Please click on the following link for the Covid-19 Fact Sheet Resources for Berkeley Tenants and Landlords from the City of Berkeley Rent Board https://www.cityofberkeley.info/uploadedFiles/Rent_Stabilization_Board/Level_3_-_General/Covid-19%20Tenant%20Factsheet_9-13-2021.pdf

The Berkeley Housing Authority is implementing the following temporary measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, in compliance with the City of Berkeley’s Health Officer’s Order to Shelter in Place:


Effective March 17 until further notice, the agency will be closed. 

Staff will check email and voice mail periodically and will be able to respond. Please be patient; the response will not be immediate. See below for contact information of specific BHA staff.

BHA will pay April and May HAP on time to Landlords.

Tenants must continue paying their monthly rent portion to their landlords.

Move in Inspections (“RTA”) will proceed, in order to allow new tenancies.

If you need an emergency inspection, please call 510-981-5490 or 510-981-5485.

All other inspections will be on hold, however, if you have a reinspection for which you have made repairs, please send evidence of the repairs (photos or receipts for work/supplies) to: rgonzales-levine@cityofberkeley.info and kcoleman@cityofberkeley.info .


We take our obligation of service to our community, partners, clients, and employees, seriously.  We apologize for any inconvenience, and we thank you for your patience during this time.


Again, our staff will continue to be available via phone messages and emails.  Please visit our website for updated information at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/bha/.


Please drop off any paperwork through the mail slot or by regular mail.  If you need a form, most of them can be found on our website:












Receptionist/Office Asst. I

 Tyra Pumphrey



Administrative Assistant/

FSS Coordinator/Acting Management Analyst


Celinda Aguilar-Vasquez





Finance Manager

Jesy Yturralde



Office Asst. II/Accounting

Jayla Fuentecilla




 Maggie Wang     



Office Asst. II/Inspections (HQS)


Krystal Coleman     





Acting Executiver Director

Management Analyst


Rachel Gonzales-Levine





Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher Supervisor


Tilda Barnes





Housing Specialists



First letter in last name determines Housing Specialist (Section 8)






Lynda DeShazier

Last Name begins with

A, B, C, D, K, L and O



Tracy Jackson

Last Name begins with

E, F, G, H, I, J, M and N



Althea Maybon

Last Name begins with

Mc, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z



Tilda Barnes

New  Contracts/ Portability/Mod Rehab




This is an evolving situation and may change as new directives are received from the City of Berkeley, the State of California, or the federal government.

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