Housing and Community Services Department
Housing and Community Services Department

Berkeley Housing Trust Fund

The City of Berkeley created its Housing Trust Fund (HTF) in 1990. A housing trust fund is a program that pools funds for affordable housing construction from a variety of sources with different requirements, and makes them available through one single application process to local developers. 

To view the HTF Guidelines published in 1990 and amended on April 21, 2009, click on this link, Housing Trust Fund Guidelines.

NEW!!!  The City of Berkeley is seeking information on interest in Housing Trust Fund financing for affordable housing developments.  Responses are due by 5:00pm on Friday, November 13th and will be incorporated into a report for the December 1, 2015 City Council meeting.  To respond please fill out the Request for Information form.  The first page contains basic information, the second page is the form that you will need to fill out.  Please return this information to Amy Davidson, Senior Community Development Project Coordinator at adavidson@cityofberkeley.info no later than 5:00pm on Friday, November 13th.  Amy is also available to answer questions via email or at (510) 981-5406.

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