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 now accepting applications for funding from the City's Housing Trust Fund. Funding is available for affordable rental housing development, including new construction and rehabilitation. The primary purpose for this Request for Proposals is to award about $500,000 in federal funds that HOME regulations require to be in contract by August 2015 in a project meeting certain readiness criteria. The City currently has approximately $1.4 million in its Housing Trust Fund. Applications are due by 12:00 noon on Monday, March 16, 2015.  For more information, click here.