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Housing and Community Services Department
Housing and Community Services Department

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.


2018 Request for Proposals

The City of Berkeley is soliciting applications for funding for affordable housing renovation projects. The Request for Proposals, application, and Housing Trust Fund Guidelines are available below:
2018 Request for Proposals

2018 RFP Spreadsheets

Applications are due by Thursday, October 11th. Questions received by Thursday, September 13th will be answered and posted online.

2018 Request for Proposals Q & A



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(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
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