Housing and Community Services Department
Housing and Community Services Department

I’m looking for rental housing in Berkeley

To find housing in Berkeley, you will need to contact the private and nonprofit organizations that provide housing, since the City of Berkeley Housing and Community Services Department does not operate any housing or maintain housing waiting lists.

In Alameda County, people seeking housing or community services can call 2-1-1 for information. 2-1-1 is a free, non-emergency, confidential, 3-digit phone number and service that provides easy access to housing information, and critical health and human services. 2-1-1 operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with multi-lingual capabilities. If you are outside Alameda County, call 888-886-9660. For help in San Francisco, San Mateo County or Marin County, call 800-273-6222.

Some of 211's housing listings, including those in Berkeley, are available on the Housing Choices for Alameda County web site (  http://achousingchoices.org/ ).  Other information for your search is available here.

Rental listings for private property owners and managers 

Nonprofit organizations making housing referrals 

Organizations operating subsidized housing in Berkeley 


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Housing and Community Services Department, 2180 Milvia Street, 2nd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: HHCS@cityofberkeley.info Phone: (510) 981-5400
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903