Housing and Community Services Department
Housing and Community Services Department

Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Funding

The City of Berkeley has received a grant of $1,332,952 in Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing (HPRP) funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.    The program provides direct case management assistance and/or direct housing assistance payments to prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless or to help those who are experiencing homelessness to be quickly re-housed and stabilized.  

Who qualifies for service?

  • Individuals and families with an inmediate housing crisis, or who are homeless; and
    • Have a household income at or below 50% of area median income (below $41,550 for a family of three); and
    • Have a current income or income potential that will allow the household to independently cover its rent and household expenses within a short period of time.
    • Live in the cities of Berkeley, Albany,  Emeryville or Piedmont

Accessing the Services

There is a 24-hour referral through the 2-1-1 hotline.  Callers are screened and assessed to target those most likely to become homeless without assistance.   

The City of Berkeley has joined with 8 other Alameda County grantees and the countywide homeless coordinating body EveryOne Home, to form the Priority Home Partnership (PHP).  PHP is a network of 8 Housing Resource Centers located throughout the County providing HPRP services to persons who are at high risk of losing their housing and persons who have become homeless.

If you or someone you know may qualify for HPRP services, call 2-1-1 in Alameda County.  2-1-1 operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with multi-lingual capabilities.  If you are outside Alameda County, call 888-886-9660.  For help in San Francisco, San Mateo County or Marin County, call 800-273-6222.  To access their web page, please click here.


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