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Berkeley Housing Trust Fund

The City of Berkeley created its Housing Trust Fund (HTF) in 1990. A housing trust fund is a program that pools funds for affordable housing construction from a variety of sources with different requirements, and makes them available through one single application process to local developers. 

To view the HTF Guidelines published in 1990 and amended on April 5, 2016, click on this link, Housing Trust Fund Guidelines

The following document includes the City's standard terms for HTF loans. Variations from the standard loan terms may require City Manager approval or City Council action. HTF Key Loan Terms.

 

 

Housing Trust Fund Pipeline

The Housing Trust Fund program is the City’s primary tool for supporting new affordable housing development. The City is currently working with several non-profit developers and land trusts to bring new units to our community. Below is the pipeline of all current City-supported projects.   

Project Type Sponsor  City
Predevelopment
Loan
Total City
Funds
Committed
 Status  Projected
Units
Income Levels
Served (AMI)
1740 San Pablo Avenue Affordable
Housing
BRIDGE Housing $7,100,000 $7,500,000 Site acquired/ Predevelopment 60 30%-60%
2321-2323 10th Street Community
Land Trust
Northern California Land Trust $50,000 $1,620,640

 Site acquired/ Pending rehab  

8 30%-80%
2527 San Pablo Avenue Affordable Housing Satellite Affordable Housing Associates $500,000 $11,500,00 Site acquired/ Predevelopment 62 30%-60%
Maudelle Miller Shirek Community (2001 Ashby) Affordable Housing Resources for Community Development $1,568,000 $17,000,000 Site acquired/ Predevelopment 86 30%-60%
BFHP Hope Center
(2012 Berkeley Way)
Shelter and
transitional Housing
Berkeley Food & Housing Project/ 
BRIDGE Housing
$375,579 $16,964,507
Construction 
starting 7/20
44 15%
BFHP Hope Center PSH (2012 Berkeley Way) Permanent
Supportive Housing
Berkeley Food & Housing Project/ 
BRIDGE Housing
$996,538 $7,727,630
Construction 
starting 7/20
53 15%
BRIDGE Berkeley Way (2012 Berkeley Way) Affordable Housing BRIDGE Housing $2,595,431 $2,774,925
Construction 
starting 7/20
89 50%-60%
Jordan Court
(1601 Oxford) 
Affordable
Senior Housing
Satellite Affordable Housing Associates $25,000 $6,026,927
Construction 
starting 8/20
35 30%-60%
 
 updated July 2020

 

 

 

Small Sites Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

The Small Sites Program supports the acquisition and renovation of small, multifamily rental properties with up to 25 units. The City of Berkeley released a Notice of Funding Availability and started accepting applications on January 31, 2019. The City received one application, and awarded $950,000 in Small Sites Program funds to Bay Area Community Land Trust for the renovation of Stuart Street Apartments. There are currently no funds available in this program. 

NOFA Updates

Application Status   

Stuart Street Apartments Application

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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