AHIP is a program of Eden I & R ( 211) that serves the Alameda County community, and is funded by Alameda County HCD and the City of Oakland HOPWA Grant.  Eden I & R (Information & Referral) is a non-profit agency committed to linking Alameda County families with a range of community resources.

AHIP is part of the RHRP (Roving Housing Resource Programs) that assist individual and families who are low-income and at-risk of becoming homeless in accessing and leveraging community resources.

AHIP will assess your needs and make appropriate referral to housing and social services in Alameda County.  AHIP staff work with AIDS service organizations and case managers throughout Alameda County who serve People Living with HIV/AIDS,  (PLWHA), their families, friends, and caregivers.

AHIP also provides housing workshops designed for both PLWHA and case managers.  Focus of the "Housing 101" workshop includes search strategies.  Contact AHIP for more information.

Website: www.211alamedacounty.org

Call: (510) 537-2710  Eden I & R, 570 B Street, Hayward

AHIP local number: (510) 537-2600 or Toll Free (877) 424-3746


Rapid Re-Housing provides move-in assistance, short-term assistance subsidies, and connection to support services to quickly transition homeless households to a permanent housing solution.  Southern Alameda County Housing/Job Linkage Program is a 7-agency collaborative program, led by Alameda County Housing and Community Development,  (HCD) provides transitional housing subsidies on permanent housing units, job preparation and placement, case management and other support services to homeless families throughout Mid, South and Eastern Alameda County.

The program serves approximately 47 families at a time.  It partners with Abode Services, FESCO, ESP, Building Futures with Women and Children, SAVE, and Tri-Valley Haven.  Referrals to this program are made by the participating agencies or by calling the Rapid Re-Housing Hot Line at (510) 284-2135 

Abode Services: (510) 657-7409 (ext. 225 or 233)

FESCO, Family Emergency Shelter Coalition, (510) 581 3223  (Hayward/Castro Valley)

Emergency Shelter Program: 888 339 SAFE (Hayward/Castro Valley)

Building Futures for Women & Children: 1-866 A-WAY OUT (San Leandro)

SAVE, Inc.: (510) 794 6055 (Fremont)

Tri-Valley Haven: (925) 449-5842 (Pleasanton/Livermore/Dublin)

Sojourner House: (925) 449-2510 (Pleasanton/Livermore/Dublin)

The Linkages Rapid Re-Housing Program also works with the owners of housing units.  In Southern Alameda County owners sign a contract with Abode Services and a lease with the tenant.  If you rent to a Linkages participant, your relationship with that household will be no different than that with your other tenants.  Each family is supported by a case manager to ensure that they are following through on their goals.  The family is referred to services and provided with resources to assist them in achieving self sufficiency.  Case Managers perform monthly home visits, help clients with a budget plan, and follow up on housekeeping and other issues to assist with leasing.

Leasing Coordinator: email Lakeshia Livingston or

call (510) 329-2257


Apply through Alameda County Community Housing and Support Services, (CHASS)  at the following locations:

Alameda County Social Services, 24100 Amador Street,Hayward, (510) 670-6000     

Eastmont Self-Sufficiency Center

6955 Foothill Blvd, Ste. 100, Oakland, (888) 999-4772 or

(510) 383-5300 


Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless Program (ACHCHP) is a federally-funded 330(h) Health Care for the Homeless program that provides health care and case management services to homeless persons throughout Alameda County since 1988.

ACHCHP provides case management,  referrals to  mobile medical clinics (Berkeley, Oakland) , visiting shelters, meal sites, transitional and recovery housing programs.

Contact: ACCESS, (Acute Crisis Care & Evaluation for System Wide Services), a department of Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, www.acbhcs.org

 at 1 (800) 491-9099

Mobile clinic sites phone:   (510) 532-1930 (Berkeley, Oakland)


Currently two Dublin churches contribute to a fund which provides food gift cards and/or a one-night stay at a hotel in Pleasanton.  A request can only be made once a year.

Those in need contact a church representative who provides them with an approval letter.  The letter is taken to the Dublin Police Department and presented to the sergeant on duty.

The department runs a criminal check before issuing a voucher or gift card.


Contact:      Frank Klosky @ Good News Family Fellowship






This multi-service organization offers emergency and transitional housing in Alameda County.  It operates Crossroads, (Emergency Housing)  , Transitional Family Housing (Matilda Cleveland and Families in Transition, FIT program)  and Our House , Young Adult Housing (for 18- 25 years old )   in Alameda County.    Apply through Alameda County Housing and Support Services (CHASS) at 24100 Amador Street Hayward (510) 957-2260  or 6955 Foothill Blvd., Ste. 100, Oakland(888) 999-4772 or (510) 383-5300.

Information call:  EOCP at (510) 532-3211

Website:  East Oakland Community Project, www.eocp.net


Emergency short term assistance is funded entirely by a group of Livermore churches.  The criteria for receiving financial assistance, which is very restrictive, is established by the contributing churches.

When an individual, in need, contacts a Livermore church they will be given a letter and asked to contact the churches liaison at the Tri-Valley Haven Food Pantry  in Livermore.  The liaison will decide whether, or not,  assistance will be granted.

The recipient must have written proof to validate their request. This assistance can only be given one time a year.

For more information contact:

Claire @ Tri-Valley Food Pantry, 449-1664







Provides families with emergency food and shelter. Distributes U.S.D.A. foods by application.
1613 Second St. Livermore, CA. 94550 (925) 449-1664
Hours: 12 pm – 4:00 pm Monday – Friday


Founded in 1986, Family Emergency Shelter Coalition, (FESCO) by a coalition of area churches and community members in Mid-Alameda County serves low/extremely low-income homeless families with food, emergency, transitional, and permanent housing and supportive services in furtherance  of its mission to move these families towards self-sufficiency and permanent housing.

FESCO serves single mothers with children, single fathers, two-parent families with children, and teenage males as part of a family group.    Banyan House (transitional housing) , Third Street Apts. (4 unit housing project), Les Marquis (21-bed emergency shelter) and Greg Smith Center (a counseling center) are located in Hayward.

Shelter Information: (510) 581-3223

FESCO Family Shelter: (510) 886-5473

21455 Birch Street, Box 5, Hayward, CA   94541


This free program allows clients who are motivated and actively working to end their homelessness to pursue dismissal of outstanding non-violent infractions and misdemeanor legal offenses without jail time or fines.  Clients who can prove both financial need and personal life progress, such as housing, income, job/search, substance abuse classes, parenting classes, volunteering, etc. are eligible

Tickets, fines or fee can be related to infractions, citations and non-violent misdemeanor offenses.  These can include moving violations, petty theft, BART evasion, littering, open container, possession, etc.  If charges are related to substance use, verification of services and progress must include treatment.  This can be in the form of 30 NA/AA Meetings or a substance abuse program.

Clients who have tickets outside of Alameda County are ineligible.  Ineligibility includes: Tickets, fines or fee related to felonies, sex crimes, violent crimes/concealed weapons, DUI's, parking tickets, restitution to individuals or businesses, or drug court. Clients who have tickets outside of Alameda County are also ineligible. If you have fees resulting from a suspended license, call G.R.I.P. at (510)233-2141.

Homeless and Caring Court mandatory orientations will be held the 3rd Thursday of the month (excluding holidays). Applicants and those interested in learning more must arrive at 12:30 pm to complete the registration process. Orientation begins promptly at 1:00pm.  Please bring a pen.  2016 Orientation Dates:  3/17, 4/21, 5/19, 6/16, 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15.

Applicants must:
Complete the application process and be accepted to the DA before appearing at the Public Defenders’ Meeting or the Court itself.

Be in contact with the Homeless and Caring Court Coordinator at least 30 days prior to the application deadline (orientation counts as day one).

Open office hours-every Mondays from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

Where: 2272 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Contact:  phone: (510) 877-9203   Fax: (510) 451-0302