Immediate Housing Assistance
If you are in need of immediate emergency shelter and housing assistance, please contact Eden Information & Referral at 510-537-2552 or the Bay Area Helpline at 1-800-273-6222.
BACS Housing Resource Center, contact number: 510-613-0330.
Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, and Oakland
Provides rental assistance, housing assistance, tenant/landlord counseling, home-seeking, home-sharing, and mortgage and home purchase counseling.
Alameda County Housing & Community Development (HCD) Housing Programs
Provides down payment assistance loans to eligible, middle-income, first-time homebuyers.
Provides free legal services and emergency financial assistance to tenants and homeowners.
Provides affordable, low-interest deferred payment loans to assist residents with making home improvements that are necessary to stay, grow, and thrive in their homes.
Housing Authorities in Alameda County
Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) typically oversee two programs that provide direct assistance to tenants: overseeing units of public housing, and administering the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. However, some PHAs no longer manage public units, and the scale of these programs can also vary widely. Please contact your local PHA to find out how they may be of assistance to you.