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The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

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The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

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Health, Housing & Community Services Department
2180 Milvia Street, 2nd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
TEL: (510) 981-5400, TDD: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-5450
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm, Email: HHCS@cityofberkeley.info

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Welcome to the Health, Housing & Community Services Department site at the City of Berkeley, CA.

The mission of the Housing and Community Services 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 and Community Services Department, rehabilitation programs, enforcement of the Berkeley Housing Code in housing units, 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 administers a subsidized transportation program for seniors and disabled persons. The Housing and Community Services Department also staffs the Housing Advisory Commission, the Human Welfare and Community Action Commission, the Homeless Commission, and the Early Childhood Education Commission.NOTICE: Current resources to support Berkeley's unhoused residents and homeless service providers are available at cityofberkeley.info/covid19-unhoused/. 

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