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Nearly 90 affordable apartments up for grabs in Berkeley housing lottery

City officials in Berkeley on Thursday announced households that make less than $88,000 have until next week to apply to live at one of 88 new permanently affordable apartments in downtown Berkeley.

Eligible households can apply to be included in a housing lottery for one of the apartments at Berkeley Way, an affordable housing complex created, funded and coordinated through the city of Berkeley.

A one-person household can make no more than $47,950 to qualify for one of 54 units reserved for those earning 50 percent of the area median income. A five-person household can make no more than $74,000 for the same units.

There are also 34 units available for those who make up to $57,540 in a one-person household and up to $88,000 for a five-person household.

The property will accept Shelter Plus Care certificates, housing choice vouchers and other valid rental assistance programs, city officials said.

Preference will be given to households with at least one person who lives or works in Alameda County.

Applicants have until 5 p.m. Wednesday to apply online at

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