Berkeley Housing Authority
Berkeley Housing Authority

Dialing 211 from your phone will connect you to a referral service that may be of assistance to you.  Click here for a list of Senior Housing in Berkeley 

There are a number of nonprofit organizations operating subsidized housing in Berkeley and throughout the East Bay. Eligibility for these apartments is usually based on your family’s size, income, and the apartment size. Some are only for seniors or people with disabilities.    

Typically, the property manager for each property maintains a waiting list specific to that property. Because more people are seeking affordable housing than housing is available, waiting lists are often closed when they get too long. Therefore, you will need to submit an application for each individual property, and you will need to check to find out what properties are currently accepting applications. Since waiting lists can be long, it is usually wise to apply to each property you are interested and may qualify for if you have the opportunity. 

The following are local non-profit housing developers that have various units set aside for low-income qualifying families and individuals that you may want to try to contact to see if there are any waitlists for the properties they own:

Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA)  

 1521 University Ave. Berkeley, CA 94703

 Effective June 15, 2015 new address:

1835 Alcatraz, Berkeley, CA 94702

Phone: 510-647-0700

Properties include:

  • Alcatraz Apartments, 1900 Alcatraz
  • Allston Commons, 828-836 Allston Way
  • Allston House, 2121 7th Street
  • Ashby Apartments, 1303-1311 1/2 Ashby Avenue
  • Ashby Court Apartments, 1222-1228 Ashby Avenue
  • Ashby Lofts, 2919 9th Street
  • Hillegass Avenue Commons, 250 Hillegass Avenue
  • Peter Babcock House, 2350 Woolsey Street
  • Prince Street Apartments, 1534 Prince Street
  • Sacramento Garden Apartments, 3240 Sacramento Street
  • Sacramento Senior Homes, 1501 Blake Street
  • Shattuck Senior Homes, 2425 Shattuck Avenue
  • University Neighborhood Apts., 1719 University 
  •    Helios Corner, 1531 University Avenue, Phone: (510) 981-9802
  •  Lawrence Moore Manor, 1909 Cedar Street, Phone: (510) 704-8557 
  • Stuart Pratt Manor2020 Durant Avenue, Phone: (510) 704-9886 

Resources for Community Development

2730 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
Phone: (510) 841-4410  

Properties include: 

  • Adeline Apartments, 3224 Adeline St., (510) 595-9995 
  • Dwight Way Apartments, 1518 Dwight Way, (510) 665-8436 
  • Erna P. Harris Ct., 1330 University Ave., (510) 841-0664 
  • Hearst St. Apts., 1137 Hearst St. Apt. C , (510) 549-2079 
  • Mable Howard Apts., 1499 Alcatraz Ave., (510) 658-7492 
  • Margaret Breland Apartments, 2577 San Pablo Ave. 
  • Rosevine Apartments, 1433 Oxford St.
  • MLK House, 2942 - 2944 Martin Luther King Jr. Way 
  • UA Co-op, 1471 - 1640 Addison St., (510) 843-5937 
  • UA Homes, 1040 University Ave., (510) 649-6635 


Alton Management Corporation

Crossroads Village Mutual Housing Association
1968 San Pablo Avenue, #9
Office: (510) 540-9672
TDD: (800) 735-2922

Crossroads Village MHA is a 26-unit non-profit cooperatively-run apartment building for low-income people, owned by the tenant cooperative. 

John Stewart Company operates housing for several property owners:

2310 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 345-4400

Owned by South Berkeley Community Housing Development Corporation:   

 William Byron Rumford Plaza
3017 Stanton Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 841-5292

 Owned by South Berkeley Neighborhood Development Corporation:    

 Lorin Station Plaza
3253 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 547-7556

 Rosewood Manor Apartments
1615 Russell Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 540-0382

Privately owned subsidized rental housing: 

 Oceanview Apartments
813 Delaware Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 527-1101

Subsidized Housing in the East Bay

For more information about affordable housing in the East Bay, and a comprehensive listing of nonprofit housing providers, visit the East Bay Housing Organizations:   

Ashby Lofts Apartments located at 2909 & 2919 Ninth Street

Multifamily housing with 53 affordable units 

University Neighborhood Apartments located at 1721 University Avenue

Multifamily housing with 26 affordable units 

Sacramento Senior Homes located at 2517 Sacramento Street  

Senior housing with 39 affordable units 

Oxford Plaza Apartments located at 2175 Kittredge Street

Multifamily housing with 96 affordable units 

Helios Corner located at 1531 University Avenue

Senior housing with 80 affordable apartments 

Margaret Breland Homes located at 2577 San Pablo Avenue

Senior housing with 27 affordable units 

Adeline Street Apartments located at 3222-24 Adeline Street

Multifamily housing with 18 affordable units 

Sankofa House located at 711 Harrison Avenue   

Transitional Housing - Four units of shared living; total of 10 bedrooms 

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Berkeley Housing Authority, 1936 University Avenue, Suite 150, Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: Phone: (510) 981-5470
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903