Welcome to the Berkeley Housing Authority site at the City of Berkeley, CA.
The Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA) was estabilished on December 20, 1966. BHA owns or provides rental assistance to a total of 1,939 units through the Section 8 and Moderate Rehabilitation Program. BHA owns and operates 75 units of public housing. It is governed by a 7-member Housing Authority Board.
Yes, Berkeley? - A great place to live, work and raise a family. Berkeley is a city with a small population and a big reputation. In California alone, there are more than 30 cities bigger than Berkeley. In Alameda County, Berkeley is ranked fourth in population behind Oakland, Fremont, and Hayward. And yet, we are famous around the globe as a center for academic achievement, scientific exploration, free speech and the arts. [more...]
Customer Care. - Your opinion and observations are important. Use this link for instructions on how you can share your thoughts, compliments and concerns: [more...]
PG&E CARE/FERA Application - Berkeley Housing Authority is a CARE/FERA Community Outreach Contractor with PG&E. CARE/FERA are provides up to a 20% discount on your monthly energy bill. The program has income qualifications - please see the application for details. [more...]
Payment Standards, Income Limits, and Utility Allowance - Tenants are not required to pay more than 40 percent of the income as rent. The maximum rent shown below is set by payment standards only for new contracts. For rent increases, there is no limit as to what the landlord may request subject to what the Berkeley Housing Authority determines is a reasonable rent based on comparison with unassisted rental units in the housing market. The Housing Authority would continue to pay the amount below as a maximum, but tenants may choose either to pay the amount of the increase or relocate to a more affordable unit using their voucher. [more...]
Berkeley Housing Authority Forms & Information - All forms are in a Acrobat (PDF) format which is a standard file format. The Acrobat software is available from Adobe FREE of charge HERE. [more...]
Section 8 Wait List - [more...]
BHA Office Closure Dates and Calendars - Calendar 2014 [more...]
Get assistance with bills and other expenses in Oakland & Alameda County - If you reside in the Oakland area of Alameda County, the Oakland Community Action Partnership is a public agency that does its best to ensure that all citizens have fair and equal access to services and resources to help them through difficult times. They also have information on resources, services and agencies that they can refer individuals to that they can use to get long term assistance. Read below or click on link for more information: [more...]
Free Cell Phones Available to Low-Income Individuals - Free Cell Phone Available to Low-Income Individuals through Federal Lifeline Program [more...]
No Smoking Ordinance in Berkeley - New Smoking Law Affects All Berkeley Multi-Unit Housing [more...]