Housing and Homelessness
Berkeley Food and Housing Project
Homeless Services Phone: (866) 960-2132
The Berkeley Food and Housing Project (BFHP) provides homeless services to community members. The Homeless Services office (1901 Fairview St) operates M-F 9am-12pm and 1-4pm. BFHP also runs a daily free community meal program (MTThF 3:30-4:45pm; W 4:00-6:00pm) at Lutheran Church of the Cross (1744 University Ave). BFHP can also help connect individuals with shelters and other community organizations.
Berkeley Homeless Coordinated Entry System for Homeless Services (The Hub)
Phone: 866-960-2132 | 1901 Fairview St, Berkeley, CA 94703 (at Adeline St)
Hours: M-F 9am-12pm and 1-4pm
City of Berkeley homeless services, emergency shelter, transitional housing, and other homeless housing resources are accessed through a central coordinated system called The Hub. Services and housing in Berkeley are prioritized for individuals and families who have been homeless for long periods of time and have high service needs. Hub staff will perform an assessment to determine which services and housing clients may be eligible for.
The Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board regulates residential rent increases in the City of Berkeley, works to protect unwarranted rent increases and evictions, and works to provide a fair return to property owners. The Board works to ensure compliance with legal obligations relating to rental housing and to advance the housing policies of the city with regard to low and fixed-income persons, minorities, students, disabled individuals, and the elderly.
Residential Student Services Program
Phone: (510) 642-2456
The Residential Student Services Program (RSSP) is the front door for UC Berkeley’s residential students. RSSP’s living and learning communities help to create a healthy and supportive living experience that leads to a sense of belonging and academic success. RSSP is made up of seven units: University Housing; Residential Education; Cal Dining & Cal Catering; Early Childhood Education Program (ECEP); Conference Services; Facilities & Maintenance; and RSSP Staff.
Cal Housing - Cal Housing has everything you need to know about selecting, applying for, and moving in/out of student housing. CalHousing also manages a rental-listing service called CalRentals, providing information and advising for students, faculty and staff, and UC Berkeley affiliates looking for off-campus housing.
Residential Life - Residential Life manages UC Berkeley’s living/learning community, where students participate in events, build lifelong friendships, build leadership skills, work, play, and get academic support to keep you on the road to graduation and success. Residential Life also administers the Residential Code of Conduct.