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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.



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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