Looking for Housing?

If you are having a housing crisis or in need of other support, 2-1-1 is a toll-free phone number that provides free and confidential information and referrals on housing and health and social services. Call 211 in either Alameda or Contra Costa counties to speak with a call specialist, or learn more online at www.211contracosta.org and www.211AlamedaCounty.org.

Are you a veteran in need of housing?

Click here to see if you can receive help through Operation Vets Home.

Are you homeless and disabled in Alameda County?

Click here to see if you can receive help through Home Stretch

Looking for affordable housing?

Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) is opening waitlists for OAHPI, inviting pre-applications for the Project Based Voucher Sites in East and Deep East Oakland. OHA will provide access to computers and on-site technical assistance for applicants who need assistance with accessibility and/or access to the internet.


From any computer, anywhere, at any time.  Pre-applications will be accepted during a five (5) day period, from 12:01 a.m., Monday, January, 23, 2017 to 11:59 p.m., through Friday, January 27, 2017, using a web-based submission process only. Go to www.oakha.org or https://oaklandlive.secureportale.net/PHAHome/Index.aspx.

The website also features details about the waitlist opening, Instructions on how to complete the online pre-application and Frequently Asked Questions.  Applications and a recorded announcement at (510) 777-4144 are available in English, Spanish, Cantonese and Vietnamese.

Alameda County Winter Resources 2016-2017

Below is the link of the 2016-2017 listing of Alameda County Winter Shelter resources.  This list includes ongoing shelter programs that have expanded for winter as well as information about shelter programs that open only with cold/rainy weather.

Click here for the Alameda County Winter Shelter Resources List

Alameda County Cooling Centers 2017

Below is a list that the Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless Program compiled of Cooling Centers in the County. Avoid extreme heat this summer by going to a Cooling Center.

Click here for the list of Cooling Centers in Alameda County