Homeless Shelters and Supportive Housing
Oakland, CA list of housing resources we have uncovered: Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, Low Income Housing, Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers.

Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.  We have listed out the shelters and low cost housing services we have in Oakland, CA below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing. 


Oakland is in Alameda County, CA. Search listings by Alameda County.

Casa Maria

2280 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, CA - 94612

Emergency Shelter for homeless mentally ill adults and Transition Age Youth (TAY)

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Oakland Homeless Action Center

1432 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA - 94612
(510) 836-3260
Public benefit assistance to the homeless and mentally ill in Alameda County

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Ariel Outreach Mission

PO Box 5035
Oakland, CA - 94605
(510) 978-5844
Supportive housing for women.

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Garden Street Center Oakland - Emergency Shelter for Families

2794 Garden Street
Oakland, CA - 94601
510-437-9437
Provides emergency shelter for families with children.

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St. Mary's Center - Winter Shelter Oakland

925 Brockhurst Street
Oakland, CA - 94608
510-923-9600
Winter Shelter for Homeless Seniors.

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Oakland Housing Authority Oakland

1619 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA - 94612
(510)874-1500
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Fred Finch Children's Home Oakland

3800 Coolidge Ave
Oakland, CA - 94602
(510)482-2244
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Jobs For Homeless Consortium Oakland

1915 Broadway
Oakland, CA - 94612
(510)251-6241
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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National Association Of Real Estate Oakland

3560 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA - 94610
510-268-9792
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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First Place For Youth Oakland

519 17th Street,
Oakland, CA - 94612
(510)272-0979
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Clausen House, Inc. Oakland

88 Vernon St.
Oakland, CA - 94610

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Society St Vincent De Paul Alameda Oakland

9235 San Leandro St
Oakland, CA - 94603
(510)638-7600
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Aids Project Of The East Bay Oakland

1320 Webster St
Oakland, CA - 94612
(510)663-7979
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Common Counsel Foundation Oakland

1221 Preservation Park Way Ste 101
Oakland, CA - 94612
(510)834-2995
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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St. Vincent's Day Home Oakland

1086 Eighth St
Oakland, CA - 94607
(510)832-8324
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Catholic Charities Of The Diocese Of Oakland Oakland

433 Jefferson St
Oakland, CA - 94607
(510) 768-3100
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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I Have A Dream Foundation - Oakland Oakland

Po Box 23244
Oakland, CA - 94623
(510)663-3331
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Pivotal Point Youth Services Inc Oakland

675 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, CA - 94621
510-667-7695
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Catholic Charities Of The East Bay Oakland

433 Jefferson St.
Oakland, CA - 94607
(510) 768-3100
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Eden Council For Hope And Opportunity (echo) Oakland

1305 Franklin St Ste 305
Oakland, CA - 94612
510-581-9380
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Nid-hca Baker Oakland

225 Tunis Road
Oakland, Ca - 94603
510-562-0109
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Operation Hope, Inc Oakland

3062 E. 9th St.
Oakland, CA - 94601
510-535-6700
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Elizabeth House Transitional Housing Women Children

6423 Colby St
Oakland, CA - 94618
510-658-1380
transitional house for women and children.

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Obrero Catolico de Oakland Catholic Worker

4848 International Boulevard
Oakland, CA - 94601
(510) 533-7375
Halfway House For Latin American Refugees

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Cityteam Ministries Of Oakland - Men's Emergency And Transitional Shelter (for Men)

722 Washington St.
Oakland, CA - 94607
510-452-3758

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Cityteam Ministries Of Oakland - Men's Recovery (for Men)

722 Washington St
Oakland, CA - 94607
510-452-3758

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Oakland Homeless Project

1820 Jefferson St.
Oakland, CA - 94612
510-465-0881

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Building Opportunities For Self - Sufficiency - Rosa Parks House

521 W Grand Ave.
Oakland, CA - 94612
510-663-7313

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Covenant House California Of Oakland - Rights Of Passage

2781 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA - 94612
510-625-7800

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Covenant House California - Crisis Shelter (for Youth)

2781 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA - 94612
510-625-7800

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Covenant House California Of Oakland - Rights Of Passage (for Youth)

2781 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA - 94612
510-625-7800

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The Volunteers Of America Bay Area - Elise Dunn Center (for Men)

2344 E. 15th Street
Oakland, CA - 94601
510-261-1855

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Volunteers Of America Bay Area - West House (for Men)

624 14th Street
Oakland, CA - 94612
510-419-0360

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Volunteers Of America Bay Area - Moms Maximizing Opportunities For Mothers To Succeed (for Women And Children)

2139 Seminary Ave.
Oakland, CA - 94621
510-638-3034

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Types of Shelters and Services we provide


We provide many categories of shelter for those in need and in need of services. They include:

Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless & low-income. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day.  Meals and other supportive services are often offered.  3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Halfway Housing helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.

Permanent Affordable Housing is a long-term solution for housing. Residents are often allowed to stay as long as they remain in the low-income bracket but is sometimes limited 3 - 5 years.  Residents pay no more than 30% of their income toward rent. Emergency shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing programs that allow their clients to stay without a maximum stay is also classified under this category.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 



Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Shared Housing Programs helps bring low income persons together and helps prevent homelessness by providing affordable housing options. This service is good for families, disabled persons, and others wanted more companionship. ShelterListings.org finds these shared housing locations and lists them throughout our website.

Rooming House or Boarding House A rooming house is a building in which renters occupy single rooms and share kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas. The location may be a converted single family home, a converted hotel, or a purpose built structure. Rooming houses are low cost housing and may have as few as three rooms for rent, or more than a hundred. The same goes for boarding houses. We list these types of residences throughout ShelterListings.org.

Transitional housing is affordable low cost supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move toward independent living on their own. Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistanc, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information.