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UC Resources

  • Annual Financial Fair for Personal Finance - The Financial Fair for Personal Finance is an opportunity for UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees to attend workshops, learn about campus resources, and visit with campus financial vendors.
  • Financial Planning Resources - UC Berkeley offers many free classes, workshops, and resources on financial management to help faculty, staff, and retirees take control of their financial future.
  • iGrad - This online tool has many valuable resources including budgeting and scholarship search tools, planning for home ownership, or preparing for retirement. Join the 1300+ UC Berkeley community members signed up to use iGrad. 
  • HR Perks - Most campus events and museums offer discounts to faculty, staff, and students. Your Cal 1 Card photo ID will make it easier and quicker to get discounts on the events and services listed below.
  • Be sure to check out the UCOP online lists of discounts for all UC employees(link is external) including Apple, Dell, HP, theme parks, and attractions!
  • Utilize a Budget Planner to identify your incoming and outgoing cash flow and areas that you can financially improve. 

Community Resources

Financial and Housing Counseling and Support

Alameda County Housing and Development 

Tel: 1-800-777-7526

CHDC (Community Housing Development Corporation)
1535 Fred Jackson Way, Richmond
Tel: 510-412-9290
Email: info@communityhdc.org

Echo Housing 
Hayward: 510 581 9380Antioch: 925-732-3919
Livermore: 925-583-5992
Oakland: 510-496-0496

Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California
1314 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael
Tel: 415 457 5025
Email: fhanc@fairhousingnorcal.org

Habitat for Humanity East Bay
2619 Broadway, Oakland 
Tel: 510 803 3371 or 866 450 4432
Email: homeowner@habitatebsv.org

NACA (Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America)
Oakland Tel: 510-652-6622
Sacramento Tel: 425-892-6222

Richmond Neighborhood Housing Service
12972 San Pablo Ave, Richmond
Tel: 510 237 6459
Email: nikkibeasley@eastbaynhs.org

San Francisco Housing Development Corp
4439 3rd St, SF
Tel: 415 822 1022

San Francisco LGBT Community Center
1800 Market St, SF
Tel: 415 865 5652
Email: leisab@sfcenter.org

Emergency Housing

Berkeley Food and Housing Project

Compass Family Shelter
995 Market Street, 5th Floor, San Francsico
Tel: 405 644 0504 ext. 2320

Everyone Home Alameda County
101 Callan Ave. San Leandro
Tel: 510 473 8643
Email: info@everyonehome.org

21455 Birch St. Box, Hayward,
Tel: 510 886 5473
In need of shelter, call: (510) 581-3223

Hamilton Families
East Bay Office: 1611 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 600, Oakland (SF location also)
Tel: 510 763 8540

SAHA: Satellite Affordable Housing Associates
1835 Alcatraz Avenue
CA 94703

Shelter Inc.
Tel: 925 338 1038 from 9 – 4pm M-F
Email: shelter@shelterinc.org

Can help provide a portion of the move-in or stay-in costs for rental Housing


UC Berkeley Food Pantry
#68 MLK Student Union (Basement Floor)
The UC Berkeley Food Pantry was established to provide emergency relief to help students and staff at the University of California. 

CalFresh Program
Tel: 1 877 847 3663
To apply: benefitscal.com

California Dept. of Health: Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)

Alameda County

Alameda County Community Food Bank
Helpline: 1 800 870 3663 or 510 635 3663
Must sign up through CalFresh Program

Berkeley Food and Housing Project
1901 Fairview Street, Berkeley
Tel: 510 649 4965

St. Vincent De Paul Alameda County
Dining Room: 675 23rd St. Oakland
Tel: 510 638 7600
Food Assistance Program info: svdp-alameda.org/program-detail.html

Contra Costa County

Bay Area Rescue Mission Food Pantry
123 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond
Tel: 510 215 4555
Email: info@bayarearescue.org

Contra Costa & Solano Food Bank
Tel: 1 855 309 3663
Email: info@foodbankccs.org

Loaves & Fishes of Contra Costa
835 Ferry St, Martinez
Tel: 925 293 4792
Email: info@loavesfishescc.org

Richmond Emergency Food Pantry
Grace Lutheran Church
2369 Barrett Avenue, Richmond
Tel: 510 235 9732
Email: info@refp.org

San Francisco and Marin

SF-Marin Food Bank
900 Pennsylvania Ave, SF
Tel: 415 282 1900

2550 Kerner Blvd. San Rafael
Tel: 415 883 1302
Email: info@sfmfoodbank.org

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These links to community resource websites are listed as a convenience. Their inclusion in this website does not constitute endorsement by the University of California.

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