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Immediate Housing Assistance

211 Alameda County Resource Finder

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.

Alameda County

Bay Area Community Services

BACS Housing Resource Center, contact number: 510-613-0330.

Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, and Oakland

ECHO Housing

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

Alameda County Housing & Community Development (HCD) Department

Information on the Alameda County Housing & Community Development (HCD) Department’s policies and programs.

AC Boost - Alameda County's Down Payment Loan Assistance Program

Provides down payment assistance loans to eligible, middle-income, first-time homebuyers.

AC Housing Secure - Alameda County's Anti-Displacement Program

Provides free legal services and emergency financial assistance to tenants and homeowners.

Renew AC - Alameda County's Housing Preservation Loan Program

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.


For listing and application questions, please contact the Property Agent displayed on the listing.

Alameda County's Housing & Development Department (HCD)