Emergency Housing

Emergency Housing Overview

The goal of the Basic Needs Center Emergency Housing program is to provide short-term emergency housing to students who are homeless or at imminent risk of losing their housing. Emergency housing is for students who are in situations that include:

  • safety concerns

  • unforeseen and unplanned housing disruptions including displacement and eviction

  • other crisis situations

  • living in public or places not intended for habitation (vehicle, park, etc)


Emergency housing is available to currently enrolled UC Berkeley students (graduate, undergraduate, international, etc.)

What is not an emergency housing situation?

  • Short-term gap
  • Temporary housing

Apply for emergency housing with the Assistance Form to the right!