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Housing and Community Services Department
Housing and Community Services Department




The mission of the Housing Department is to produce, preserve and support affordable housing in order to help meet the housing needs of Berkeley residents, especially those who are low-income, homeless, seniors, disabled or have special needs. This is achieved through its housing development and rehabilitation programs, enforcement of the Berkeley Housing Code in housing units, provision of subsidized housing through the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs, and ongoing investigation of new housing and community development programs and financial opportunities. 

The Department promotes community development through administration of city contracts with a wide range of neighborhood based organizations that help people overcome poverty through housing, employment and training, childcare and youth, health, homeless and other needed services.  The Department also promotes energy conservation and use of alternatives energy resources in the private and public sectors, and administers a subsidized transportation program for seniors and disabled persons. The Housing Department also staffs the Housing Advisory Commission, the Council Subcommittee on Housing, the Human Welfare and Community Action Commission, the Homeless Commission, the Early Childhood Education Commission, and the Energy Commission.


  • Community Program Funding

  • Berkeley Paratransit Services Program

  •  Publications

  • Environmental Review

  • Housing Development

  • Commission Meetings

  • Rental Housing Safety Program
    What's New
    at the city of berkeley housing department
    Last updated: 11/06/2007

    *NEW* FY2009 Applications for funding under the CDBG, ESG, and HOME Programs
    Housing Advisory Commission Survey

  • Public Hearing on Community Needs before the Housing Advisory Commission,
    November 1, 2007 at 7:00 P.M.
    South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis Street (at Ashby)

  • Workshop for Applicants
    November 1, 2007 at 9:30 A.M.
    2180 Milvia Street, 1st Floor, Cypress Meeting Room

    *NEW* DRAFT Citizen Participation Plan  Available for Public Review and Comment
    Public Hearing on the Plan before the Housing Advisory Commission,
    October 4, 2007 at 7:30 P.M.

  • Notices:
    in English
    en Español
    in Chinese

  • Public Comment Period Ends October 10, 2007

  • *NEW* DRAFT Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report
    for Program Year 2006 (July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007)

  • CAPER Public Notice


  • Berkeley Adopts the Alameda County-wide Homeless and Special Needs Housing Plan
    Community Agency Contracting Forms Available for Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009
      The Berkeley Housing Authority is no longer part of the City of Berkeley. It is an independent entity. You can reach the Berkeley Housing Authority Web site here.  Housing Development
    No Requests for Proposals at this time.
    Requests for Proposals

  • *NEW*Applications available for Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Services Grant funding, Fiscal Year 2008-2009
     Commission Meetings
    Housing Advisory Commission

  • Human Welfare and Community Action Commission

  • Berkeley Homeless Commission

  • Commission on Early Childhood Education

  • Energy Commission

    *NEW*  City of Berkeley Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2007

  • Program Year 2005 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

  • Berkeley Homeless and Special Needs Housing Action Steps, May 2006

  • Alameda County-wide Homeless and Special Needs Housing Plan, released July 2005

  • City of Berkeley Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development, 2005-2010

  • City of Berkeley General Plan Housing Element
     Environmental Review

  • Housing programs and affordable housing projects.

  • Final Historic Resources Report and SHPO Consultation Letter on Prince Hall Arms Apartments

  • David Brower Center/Oxford Plaza - 2200 block of Fulton Street

  • 1535 University Avenue - University Avenue Senior Housing

  • 3075 Adeline Street - Ed Roberts Campus

  • 1001 Ashby Avenue - Affordable Housing Associates 

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Housing and Community Services Department, 2180 Milvia Street, 2nd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: Phone: (510) 981-5400
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903