Dialing 211 from your phone will connect you to a referral service that may be of assistance to you.  Click here for a list of Senior Housing in Berkeley 

There are a number of nonprofit organizations operating subsidized housing in Berkeley and throughout the East Bay. Eligibility for these apartments is usually based on your family’s size, income, and the apartment size. Some are only for seniors or people with disabilities.    

Typically, the property manager for each property maintains a waiting list specific to that property. Because more people are seeking affordable housing than housing is available, waiting lists are often closed when they get too long. Therefore, you will need to submit an application for each individual property, and you will need to check to find out what properties are currently accepting applications. Since waiting lists can be long, it is usually wise to apply to each property you are interested and may qualify for if you have the opportunity. 

The following are local non-profit housing developers that have various units set aside for low-income qualifying families and individuals that you may want to try to contact to see if there are any waitlists for the properties they own:

Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA)  

 1521 University Ave. Berkeley, CA 94703

 Effective June 15, 2015 new address:

1835 Alcatraz, Berkeley, CA 94702

Phone: 510-647-0700


Properties include:

Resources for Community Development

2730 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
Phone: (510) 841-4410


Properties include: 


Alton Management Corporation

Crossroads Village Mutual Housing Association
1968 San Pablo Avenue, #9
Office: (510) 540-9672
TDD: (800) 735-2922

Crossroads Village MHA is a 26-unit non-profit cooperatively-run apartment building for low-income people, owned by the tenant cooperative. 

John Stewart Company operates housing for several property owners:

2310 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 345-4400

Owned by South Berkeley Community Housing Development Corporation:   

 William Byron Rumford Plaza
3017 Stanton Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 841-5292

 Owned by South Berkeley Neighborhood Development Corporation:    

 Lorin Station Plaza
3253 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 547-7556

 Rosewood Manor Apartments
1615 Russell Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 540-0382

Privately owned subsidized rental housing: 

 Oceanview Apartments
813 Delaware Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 527-1101

Subsidized Housing in the East Bay

For more information about affordable housing in the East Bay, and a comprehensive listing of nonprofit housing providers, visit the East Bay Housing Organizations: www.ebho.org   

Ashby Lofts Apartments located at 2909 & 2919 Ninth Street

Multifamily housing with 53 affordable units 

University Neighborhood Apartments located at 1721 University Avenue

Multifamily housing with 26 affordable units 

Sacramento Senior Homes located at 2517 Sacramento Street  

Senior housing with 39 affordable units 

Oxford Plaza Apartments located at 2175 Kittredge Street

Multifamily housing with 96 affordable units 

Helios Corner located at 1531 University Avenue

Senior housing with 80 affordable apartments 

Margaret Breland Homes located at 2577 San Pablo Avenue

Senior housing with 27 affordable units 

Adeline Street Apartments located at 3222-24 Adeline Street

Multifamily housing with 18 affordable units 

Sankofa House located at 711 Harrison Avenue   

Transitional Housing - Four units of shared living; total of 10 bedrooms