Community Resources


Centro Legal - Rental Assistance
Are you behind on rent or utilities because of COVID-19? The Alameda County Housing Secure Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ACHS-ERAP) will help income-eligible households pay rent and utilities, both for past due and future payments. The federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 provides funding to support the program. Phase 1 of the program will launch on March 17, 2021. Phase 1 of the program will prioritize (1) tenant households making less than 30% of the area median income; (2) small rental property owners (5 units or less); and (3) tenants in subsidized affordable housing units. These priorities will be expanded in Phase 2.

Homeless Youth Handbook
Beginning in 2013, we worked with a team to create a much-needed and previously nonexistent legal resource to better serve homeless children in several states—the Homeless Youth Handbook. The handbook has become an invaluable resource for homeless youth, communities, and agencies across the country.

Transitional Housing And Shelters
Call 211 for housing and shelter assistance. 211 will provide shelter referrals.* You can also text 211 by texting your zip code to 898211.

Affordable Housing Authorities

Eden Housing
Eden housing is for everyone to have access to safe, decent, affordable housing. We believe that housing is a basic human necessity that is essential to everyday life and future success.

Address: Eden Housing 22645 Grand Street Hayward, CA 94541
Phone: 510-582-1460
Website: Eden Housing

East Bay Asian Local Dev. Corp
EBALDC is known for developing and managing diverse, mixed-income complexes and communities, while providing vital social and financial services, to help give long-time, low-income residents the ability to stay in their neighborhoods.

Address: 1825 San Pablo Avenue, Suite 200
Phone: 510-287-5353
Website: East Bay Asian Local Dev. Corp

Midpen Housing
MidPen Housing is one of the largest, most trusted non-profit developers, owners and managers of high-quality affordable housing in Northern California. In the 50 years since MidPen was founded, we have developed over 100 communities and 8,500 homes for low-income families, seniors and special needs individuals throughout Northern California.

Address: 303 Vintage Park Drive, Suite 250 Foster City, CA 94404
Phone: 510-573-2396
Website: Midpen Housing

SAHA begins from the idea that every person deserves a home. Our work is inspired by a belief that quality homes and empowering services should be in reach for all of the Bay Area’s community members and that despite the many obstacles to providing housing for people with low-incomes and special needs, this goal is possible.

Address: 1835 Alcatraz Avenue Berkeley, CA 94703
Phone: 510-647-0700
Website: SAHA

Public Housing Authorities
Management of affordable housing and administration of Section 8 programs.

Alameda County

Address: 22941 Atherton Street Hayward, CA 94541-6633
Phone: 510-538-8876
Website: Alameda County

Estabilished in 1966, BHA provides rental assistance to a total of 1,939 low-income households units through the Section 8 and Moderate Rehabilitation Program. It is governed by a 7-member Housing Authority Board.

Address: 1947 Center Street, 5th Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: 510-981-5470
Website: Berkeley

City of Alameda
The primary goal of the Housing Authority is to provide quality, affordable, and safe housing in the City of Alameda. We work with other units of government, non-profits and private landlords. We also partner with a variety of agencies to provide housing and support services to as many eligible individuals, families, seniors, and persons with disabilities as possible.

Address: 701 Atlantic Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: 510-747-4300
Website: City of Alameda

Contra Costa County
The Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa provides rental subsidies and manages and develops affordable housing for low income families, seniors and persons with disabilities in Contra Costa County.

Address: 3133 Estudillo Street, Martinez, Ca 94553
Phone: 925-957-8000
Website: Contra Costa County

The Housing Authority of the City of Livermore, also known as Livermore Housing Authority, is a local public agency providing safe, decent, and quality affordable housing for low-income families, seniors, and persons with disabilities in the City of Livermore.

Address: 3203 Leahy Way, Livermore, CA 94550-3668
Phone: 925-447-3600
Website: Livermore

The Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) currently provides subsidized housing to nearly 16,500 families. The largest landlord in Oakland, OHA serves a diverse community in neighborhoods throughout the city. Our dedicated staff remains steadfast in its effort to gauge existing needs and provide meaningful opportunities for our families, in addition to expanding the availability of quality housing.

Address: 1540 Webster Street, Oakland, Ca 94612
Phone: 510-874-1500
Website: Oakland

The Richmond Housing Authority (RHA) provides decent affordable housing for low and very low-income residents of Richmond through our federally funded housing programs:

Address: 330 24th Street Richmond, CA 94804
Phone: 510-621-1300
Website: Richmond

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburg provides rental subsidy to the maximum extent allowable. Funding is awarded by the Federal Government to subsidize low-income families with their rent. The Annual Contract Contribution awarded to the City determines the number of families the Housing Authority can assist.

Address: 916 Cumberland Street Pittsburg, CA 94565
Phone: 925-252-4830
Website: Pittsburg

Causa Justa
Provides free tenant clinics, counseling and case management for low- income residents of Oakland. Assist clients regarding repairs, rent increases,evictions, harassment or other problems with tenancy. Advising regarding fair housing and discrimination.

Address: 1419 34th Ave., #203, Oakland, CA 94601
Phone: 510-763-5877
Website: Causa Justa
Spanish Services: Yes
Undocumented Services: Yes

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

Address: 22551 Second Street, Suite 200 Hayward, CA 94541
Phone: 510-537-2600
Website: ECHO Housing
Spanish Services: Yes

Eden Information and Referral
For emergency shelters or housing.

Address: 570 B Street Hayward, CA 94541
Phone: 510-537-2552
Website: Eden Information and Referral

Healthy homes
Housing Repairs

Address: 2000 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606
Phone: 510-567-8280
Website: Healthy homes

Hope now
Foreclosure help hotline.

Phone: 1-888-995-4673

Low-Income Home Energy Assiance Program
Federally funded program to help low-income families pay utility bills.

Phone: 1-889-0921 or 1-889-0922
Website: Low-Income Home Energy Assiance Program

A Friendly Manor
Site provides showers, laundry facilities, hot meals, etc. Transitional housing or shelter for the homeless.

Address: Mailing Address for all mail: PO Box 23403 Oakland CA 94623 Headquarters Location: 925 Brockhurst St. Oakland CA 94608 (San Pablo Av. at 32nd St.)
Phone: 510-923-9600
Website: A Friendly Manor

A Diamond In The Ruff
Self-sufficiency and transitional housing assistance program for up to 18 months.

Address: 5940 Hayes Street Oakland CA 94621
Phone: 1-888-292-4308
Website: A Diamond In The Ruff

Adobe Services
Support services for low-income and homeless families and individuals. Provides emergency shelter, rental subsidies, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing. Case management services.

Address: Administrative Office 40849 Fremont Boulevard Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: 510-657-7409
Website: Adobe Services

Aids Project Of The East Bay (APEB)
Helps HIV positive/AIDS individuals, and their families. Resources, affordable housing, and case management provided.

Address: 8400 Enterprise Way, Suite 118 Oakland, CA 94621
Phone: 510-663-7979
Website: Aids Project Of The East Bay (APEB)

Alameda Point Collaborative
Largest provider of housing services in Alameda County. Housing services for homeless, and indigent.

Phone: 510-898-7800
Website: Alameda Point Collaborative

Bay Area Crisis Nursery (Bacn)
Offers short term residential care for children and infants whose families are in crisis. Safe stable home like environment.

Address: 1506 Mendocino Dr. Concord, CA 94521
Phone: 925-685-8052
Website: Bay Area Crisis Nursery (Bacn)

Berkely Food And Housing Project
Provides services for the homeless, and at risk of homelessness.

Address: 3225 Adeline Street Berkeley, CA 94703
Phone: 1-866-960-2132
Website: Berkely Food And Housing Project

Building A Solid Foundation
Provides services to homeless, from therapy, housing, and case management.

Address: 11070 San Leandro St, Oakland, CA 94603
Phone: 510-586-9638
Website: Building A Solid Foundation

Building Futures With Women And Children
Has multiple locations, for homeless, domestic violence, and other housing services.

Address: 1840 Fairway Dr, San Leandro CA, 94577
Phone: 1-866-960-2132
Website: Building Futures With Women And Children

Building Opportunities For Self Sufficiency
Housing, resources, advocacy, for low income, disabled, and homeless. Multiple locations are available. Various Locations.

Address: 1918 University Ave, Suite 2A Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: 510-649-1930
Website: Building Opportunities For Self Sufficiency
Spanish Services: Yes
Undocumented Services: Yes

East Oakland Community Project
Multi service organization that offers transitional housing, and emergency housing.

Address: 7515 international Blvd, Oakland, CA 94621
Phone: 510-532-3211
Website: East Oakland Community Project

Elizabeth House
Serves women with or without children for up to a year.

Address: PO BOX 1175 BERKELEY CA 94701
Phone: 510-658-1380
Email: oakehouse@oakehouse.ord
Website: Elizabeth House

Emergency Shelter

Phone: 1-888-995-4673
Website: FESCO

Harbor House Program-Salvation Army
Chemical dependency program for single parents and homeless families seeking self-sufficiency. Does not accept children over the age of 12 yrs old.

Address: 407 9th st, San Francisco CA 94103
Phone: 415-503-3022
Website: Harbor House Program-Salvation Army

Phatt Chance Community Services
Offers male transitional program, and other services.

Address: 2443 Fillmore Street #216 San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: East Bay Location: 510-878-2360 San Francisco Location: 415-822-9922
Website: Phatt Chance Community Services

Providence House
Low-income housing for individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

Phone: 510-444-0839
Website: Providence House

Second Chance
Provides emergency shelter for individuals and families in Newark and Hayward.

Phone: 510-792-4357
Website: Second Chance

Women's Drop In
Safe shelter, meals and support services to homeless women in crisis and their children.

Phone: 510-548-2884
Website: Women's Drop In