A partnership between Berkeley Food & Housing Project and BRIDGE Housing, The Hope Center and Berkeley Way Apartments are two innovative, mixed-income developments that address a broad range of housing needs.
Located in the heart of downtown Berkeley, the site includes two side-by-side developments: BRIDGE’s Berkeley Way Apartments with 89 affordable homes and services for low- and very low-income families; and BFHP’s The Hope Center, with 53 permanent supportive housing apartments, a 32-bed homeless shelter, 12 transitional beds for homeless veterans, a community kitchen and wrap-around services for mental health, substance abuse, job training and social activities.
The properties will have on-site renewable energy and are targeting a Multifamily GreenPoint Rating of Platinum (see sustainable diagram). Additionally, the project is one of 4 pilot projects in the Bay Area Low-Carbon Concrete Codes Project by BAAQMD.
Co-Developers: Berkeley Food & Housing Project and BRIDGE Housing
Architect: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
General Contractor: Nibbi Brothers General Contractors
Financial Partners for Both Developments: City of Berkeley, Berkeley Housing Authority, Alameda County, California Department of Housing and Community Development, National Equity Fund, Merritt Community Capital, Silicon Valley Bank, California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, California Debt Limit Allocation Committee, Donations from members of the Berkeley community. Additional funding for the Hope Center: Citi Community Development/LISC-NEF’s Bring Them Homes initiative. Additional funding for Berkeley Way: PGIM, Freddie Mac, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco.
Living at Berkeley Way
Berkeley Way will offer 89 units of affordable housing, consisting of studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments. 22 units will be subsidized by the Project Based Section 8 Program by the Berkeley Housing Authority. One unit will be reserved for on-site staff. Income and other restrictions will apply.
The online application period will be from February 8 through February 23, 2022 on housing.acgov.org. Online applications are strongly encouraged. If, starting on 2/8, you require assistance accessing the online application, please call our leasing office at (510) 529-4415.
Applications must be submitted online by 5PM on Wednesday, February 23 and will be randomly ordered. Apply online to ensure your application is received on time. Alameda County live/work preference applies.
The overall development, a partnership between BRIDGE and Berkeley Food and Housing Project, also holds The Hope Center as a separate property. The Hope Center will be filled on a referral basis through coordinated entry.