About Berkeley Housing Authority

Facts about the Berkeley Housing Authority: 

  • Established on December 20, 1966

  • Berkeley Housing Authority administers approximately 1,939 subsidized rental-housing through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and the Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program.

  • BHA owns and operates 75 units of public housing.

  • Governed by 7-member Housing Authority Board.

  • Executive Director: Tia Ingram.

    It is the mission of the Berkeley Housing Authority to:


  •  Enable our clients to become self-sufficient and economically independent through delivery of housing assistance and other related services.

  • Enable elderly and disabled persons to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency, and to live independently within their economic resources.

  • Encourage short-term reliance on housing assistance for able-bodied family members by promoting economic independence and self-sufficiency, participation in education, training or job development activities designed to lead to self-sufficiency in return for the housing assistance; and 

  •  Require personal responsibility for the economic consequences of family decisions.

The Housing Authority provides this assistance without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, family status, natinal origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status.