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 


The Alameda County Healthy Homes Department Housing Rehabilitation Program serves selected cities (Albany, Dublin, Emeryville, Newark, Piedmont)and the Urban County (unincorporated counties including San Lorenzo, Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Foothill Knolls, Fairview and Sunol).   Housing rehabilitation grant and loan services are available to qualified individuals.    Eligibility, application guidelines and applications  are available for both homeowners and tenants on-line.  Occupants must be low-income to be eligible for grant and loan program.  See income chart and program restrictions.  The Alameda County Community Development Agency's Healthy Homes Department Housing Rehabilitation Program includes: Minor Home Repair Grants (including mobile homes), Accessibility Improvement Grants, Paint Grants, and Housing Rehabilitation Loans.

Contact: (510) 567-8280  Monday-Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Website:   www.achhd.org

Location:  2000 Embarcadero, Suite 300, Oakland


Bay Area Community Services, (BACS) is a not-for-profit organization providing innovative, effective, strengths-based services to young adults, adults, older adults and their families.  Since 1953, BACS have served people in the Bay Area.  BACS mission is to uplift under-served individuals and their families by doing whatever it takes.

Programs and Support provided in the following areas: Benefits, Housing, Education, Psychiatry, Employment, Independence, Physical Health,Wellness and Recovery, Consumer-Driven Groups and Developing Community Support. BACS receives funding from Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, other agencies and individual donors.  Five locations in Alameda, Fremont, Hayward, Oakland and Pleasanton and are  open 5 days per week, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM.

Four Bridges: 1912 Central Avenue, Alameda

South County: 40965 Grimmer Blvd., Fremont

Hedco House: 590 B Street, Hayward 

Towne House" 629 Oakland Avenue, Oakland

Valley: 3900 Valley Avenue, Suite B, Pleasanton  

Phone : (510) 613-0330

Website: www.bayareacs.org


City of Pleasanton's  website provides information about affordable housing opportunities, senior housing, first time buyer programs and disabled housing and services.  A Housing  Interest List, www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/resident/housing/default.asp

Complete the form online to be notified when affordable housing opportunities become available.  The Housing Interest List is not an application or waiting list for housing.

Where: Housing Division, 200 Old Bernal Avenue , Pleasanton
Contact:  (925) 931-5007

Website: www.cityofpleasantonca.gov


Community Resources for Independent Living, (CRIL)  is a peer-based organization that advocates and provides resources for people with disabilities to improve lives and make communities fully accessible.  Services include (see website for list of complete programs):

Information and Referral ( I & R):  CRIL is not only a centralized resource for disability-related questions, it is a link to many resources in Alameda County.

Housing Assistance:  CRIL assists in how to look for housing, keeps a current list of available rentals and hosts weekly Housing Information Workshops in Hayward and monthly workshops in its branch office locations. CRIL does not own housing or run its own residential facility.

Personal Assistant Referral: Part of the internet Alameda County QuickMatch.  CRIL assists consumers with lists of private pay personal assistants.

Peer Support: Peer Support Groups are offered at three office locations.

Assistive Technology (AT) Referrral and Loan:  CRIL's AT Coordinator will assist with identifying most current devices, tools, equipment, and resources.  CRIL is a member of the AT Network and one of 12 Device Lending Library sites in California.

Independent Living Skills (ILS) Training: Skills include managing money, navigating transportation systems, and effective communication. CRIL conducts quarterly Disaster Preparedness Workshops for People with Disabilities.

Main Office, 439 "A" Street, Hayward, M-F, 9AM-12:30 PM / 1:30 -5PM

Tri-Valley Office  : 3311 Pacific Avenue, Livermore, drop in  T & TH 9-Noon/ 2-5 PM: by appointment M, W & F

Tri-Cities Office: 39155 Liberty Street, Fremont, drop in T & TH - 10-4:30 PM / by appointment M, W & F

Phone: (510) 881-5743 - TTY (510)881-0218, Hayward / Tri-Cities (510) 794-5735

Tri-Valley- (925) 371-1531 /  TTY (925) 371-1532

Website: www.crilhayward.org


6700 Dougherty Road, Dublin, CA 94568
(925) 828-3132


EBCRP offers a variety of programs for Youth & Families, Adults & Veterans, Incarcerated /Reentry and HIV/Hepatitis Affected.

EBCR has office locations  in Oakland and Hayward.

East Bay Community Recovery Project (EBCRP) supports self-sufficiency and wellness of individuals and families by providing comprehensive and integrated services for mental health, substance use and related health conditions while addressing housing and employment.

Haven for Heroes (EBCRP) provides supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing.  The program is funded by VA's program, Supportive Services for Veterans (SSVF).  Contact the Program Director at (510) 903-1200 for more details.

Phone : (510) 446-7100



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