Formerly Berkeley Food & Housing Project
How to join: The event will be live streamed on our Facebook page. Go to the below link on July 7th at 11am to watch the ceremony!
This live-stream event will feature Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín, Berkeley City Manager Dee Williams-Ridley, Calleene Egan Executive Director of Berkeley Food & Housing Project, Brad Wiblin Executive Vice President of BRIDGE Housing, and Terrie Light, retired Executive Director of Berkeley Food & Housing Project.
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 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. To learn more about the project and its offerings, please visit bfhp.org/berkeley-way
Please join us via Facebook Live for this momentous event that has been years in the making. The project not only gives hope for the housing future of many in our community, it also stands for our vision of addressing the homeless crisis in a holistic and innovative manner.
If you would like to be a part of this exciting project, we encourage you to give financially to our capital campaign. Your generosity will continue to open doors to change while easing and ending the crisis of homeless.
Co-Developers: Berkeley Food & Housing Project, BRIDGE Housing
General Contractor: Nibbi Brothers General Contractors
Architect: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
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 Apartments: PGIM, Freddie Mac, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco