Housing Resources for Students

Berkeley Student Cooperative

The Berkeley Student Cooperative is a 501c3 nonprofit housing cooperative. The BSC provides affordable housing and board to students at UC Berkeley and other Bay Area colleges and universities.

Their mission is to provide a quality, low-cost, cooperative housing community to university students, thereby providing an educational opportunity for students who might not otherwise be able to afford a university education.

Presently the BSC has over 1300 student members living in or eating at our seventeen houses and three apartment cooperatives around the UC Berkeley campus. Each house is democratically run, and we all contribute our labor to help keep our housing costs affordable.

Founded in 1933, the BSC is the largest student housing cooperative in the United States.

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Berkeley Student Cooperative Brochure:


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UCB Basic Needs – 2:30-3:30 PM Mondays

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Additional resources:



  • SSA Remote Access Options:
    • The Alameda County Social Services Agency continues to provide access to essential services and programs, including CalFresh, CalWORKs, General Assistance (GA), Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA), Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) and Medi-Cal. Due to COVID-19, the use of telephone, mail, and online services is encouraged for those needing to apply for or renew benefits and services. SA Remote Access forms are available in seven different languages
    • English
    • Chinese
    • Farsi
    • Khmer
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog
    • Vietnamese

California Rental Assistance Program:


For more information on housing resources, please contact:



(510) 981-2858