Housing & Community Development Department

Michelle Starratt
Housing Director

Homeless Programs

Homelessness Prevention Programs

Homelessness Prevention: Provides short term, targeted assistance to households at-risk of losing their permanent housing. Provides a broad spectrum of financial assistance to re-stabilize the household until the crisis is resolved. Provides connections to other mainstream resources to maintain stability.

  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG): HCD partners with Berkeley Food and Housing Project for services in Albany, Emeryville and Piedmont, and Family Emergency Shelter Coalition for services in the Unincorporated County, Newark, and Dublin, to identify and stabilize households at risk of losing their permanent housing. For more information, dial: 2-1-1, Eden Information and Referral.