BACS’ Housing Navigation programs coordinate & develop housing resources across Alameda County.
Our goal is to end homelessness, permanently, in our community. These programs work with the highest acuity participants, who need the most support. Our model is to work with families and natural supports, to help create lasting change.
Housing Resource Center
A housing hub that coordinates all County resources to connect high needs individuals with housing. Including housing navigation services, streamlined access to shelters and housing, legal workshops, and more. For walk-in hours and to get connected to the Coordinated Entry System in Oakland, click here. For Berkeley, Albany, and Emeryville, click here.
Incentives and support to help landlords in our community fill their units with people in need. We provide guaranteed, permanent rental assistance, access to an incentive fund, transitional and ongoing support for tenants, mediation for landlord/tenant relationships, and a 24/7 hotline for emergencies. To get involved in this program, email us at RoomsInOakland@bayareacs.org.
Housing Education & Counseling
Classes that cover everything you need to know about finding and keeping housing; classes include how to fill out applications, how to adjust to permanent housing, good relationships with landlords, and more. There is also individual housing counseling available. For schedules and locations, click here.