Housing & Emergency Lodging Program (HELP)

Emergency housing for homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless individuals

What is HELP?

The Housing & Emergency Lodging Program is available to single adult individuals of Alameda County who do not meet the Season of Sharing criteria. HELP will provide one-time crisis-based financial assistance for critical housing needs to help homeless individuals transition to permanent housing and individuals at-risk of becoming homeless maintain their current housing. Financial assistance includes payments for rent, security deposits and other critical housing needs.

You may be eligible if you:

  • are a single adult;
  • have been an Alameda County resident for at least 6 continuous months;
  • are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless due to unforeseen circumstances; and
  • have sustainable income.

To apply, complete this online application. You may also contact (510) 259-2200 or HoEmLodgP@acgov.org