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Housing and Community Services Department
Housing and Community Services Department

Home Energy Assistance and Weatherization Programs

Effective January 1, 2012, the City of Berkeley no longer processes applications for the bill payment or weatherization programs funded under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).  Effective January 1, 2012 Spectrum Community Services, Inc will be processing applications for residents of Berkeley, Albany and Emeryville.  Below is a list of their telephone numbers and offices where applications for these programs may be filed.


Bill Payment Assistance:

(510) 881-0305 ext. 214 & ext. 216


(510) 881-0300 ext. 214 & ext. 216

Weatherization Services:

(510) 881-0300 ext. 230, 272, or 281

Office Locations:

Spectrum Community Services, Inc
2617 Barrington Court
Hayward, CA 94545

City Hall
Oakland Community Assistance Office
1 Frank Ogawa Plaza Room 123
Oakland, CA 94612

Downtown Senior Center
200 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94612 

Alameda TeleCom
200 Grand Ave
Alameda, CA 94501  

N. Oakland Senior Center
5714 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Oakland, CA 94609

E. Oakland Senior Center
9255 Edes Avenue
Oakland, CA 94621

W. Oakland Senior Center
1724 Adeline Street
Oakland, CA 94607


Other Services

The Energy Office funds the Community Energy Services Corporation, (CESC) for minor home repairs.  CESC is a local not-for-profit agency that provides minor home repair services, principally for senior households, and as a youth training program.  Approximately 200 homes are serviced annually.  In addition to these home repairs, all homes receive weatherization services. 

Other Assistance

The Salvation Army offers bill payment assistance to those who have a sudden, urgent need. Call 1(800) 933-9677 to find the location nearest you.



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