Immediate Housing Assistance

If you're fleeing domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking and in immediate danger, call 911.

If you are in need of immediate emergency shelter and housing assistance, please contact Eden Information & Referral at 211 or the Bay Area Helpline at 1-800-273-6222.

You can also visit the companion website for housing-related services and general services.

Search for privately-owned or operated homes or complexes that provide shared housing for adults with disabilities, including mental illness, and others who may benefit from a shared living environment.

Provides rental assistance, housing assistance, tenant/landlord counseling, home-seeking, home-sharing, and mortgage and home purchase counseling.

Alameda County has Housing Resource Centers (HRCs) throughout the County to support people currently experiencing homelessness.

If you are experiencing homelessness in Alameda County you may connect with an HRC by calling Eden Information & Referral at 510-537-2552 or you may connect with an HRC directly by finding an access point near you.

Find resources for rental and deposit assistance.

Alameda County Housing & Community Development (HCD) Housing Programs

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

If you’re an Alameda County renter who has fallen behind on rent or utilities payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may qualify for assistance. Income-eligible households pay up to 15 months of rent and utilities, both for past due and future payments.

Resources for homeowners at risk of foreclosure.

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.

City and Region-Related Services

As details change, you can view the most up to date information on drop-in office hours.

Oakland

Unsheltered adults

Call BACS Coordinated Entry line at 510-658-9480

Walk in at 629 Oakland Ave.
Office hours: 1-4pm, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

Unsheltered adults

Call BOSS Coordinated Entry line at 510-844-8221

Walk in at 2811 Adeline St.
Offce hours: 10am-2pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thurday, and Friday

EOCP Coordinated Entry - East Oakland

Unsheltered Adults

Call EOCP Coordinated Entry at 510-463-4601

Walk in at 7515 International Blvd.
Office hours: 10am-3pm, Thursday and Friday

Family Front Door

Unsheltered families (with a child under 18)

Call 510-808-7410 ext. 282

If you are already receiving services and need to update your information, text your full name and your updated/new information to 510-435-2772.

Any families or individuals who are still sheltered but face a crisis such as a 3 day pay or quit notice, an eviction notice.

Call 510-613-0330 ext. 2

North County (Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville)

Unsheltered adults

Call 510-495-0131
Email housinghub@bayareacs.org

Walk in at 2809 Telegraph Ave.
Office hours: 9am-12pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Family Front Door

Unsheltered families (with a child under 18)

Call 510-808-7410 ext. 282

If you are already receiving services and need to update your information, text your full name and your updated/new information to 510-435-2772.

Emeryville

Unsheltered families

Call 510-548-2884
Email help@womensdropin.org

Walk in at 2218 Acton St.
Office hours: 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday

Mid-County

Unsheltered adults/families

Call 510-357-0205

Unsheltered adults/families

Call 510-201-0203

Unsheltered adults/families

Call 510-247-8235
Email HaywardHRC@bayareacs.org

Walk in at 590 B Street, Hayward
Office hours: 1-4pm, Tuesday and Thursday

East County/Tri-Valley (Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton)

Unsheltered adults/families

Call 510-371-0447

Walk in at 3311 Pacific Ave.
Drop-in hours: 8am-12pm, Wednesday and Thursday

Livermore

South County/Tri-City (Fremont, Newark, Union City)

Unsheltered adults

Call 510-330-5822

Walk in at 4075 Papazian Way, Fremont
Drop-in hours: 9am-1pm, Monday and Tuesday