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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.


Housing Trust Fund Request for Proposals (RFP)

The City of Berkeley is now accepting applications for funding for affordable housing developments. The City anticipates that approximately $14.5 million in Measure O bond funds and Housing Trust Funds will be available through this RFP. Applications are due on Wednesday, August 14th.

Request for Proposals -- Revised 8/12/2019
Application Spreadsheets -- Revised 8/13/2019
Questions and Answers 08/13/2019 




Small Sites Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

The City of Berkeley has $950,000 in Small Sites Program funds to support the acquisition and renovation of small, multifamily rental properties with up to 25 units. The City will begin accepting applications on January 31, 2019, and will accept applications on a rolling basis. Please review the application instructions for detailed information on the City's process and what is required to be eligible for funding.  

NOFA application materials

NOFA Updates

Application Status  






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