Project Move Up
Subject to HUD funding, Project Move-up is a program to facilitate the progression of individuals/families from homelessness – to housing via the Mod Rehab Program – to permanently affordable housing, via a Section 8 Tenant Based Voucher. The intent is to admit 5 individuals from BHA’s Single Room Occupancy Program (UA Homes and Erna P. Harris) and 5 individuals from the City of Berkeley’s Shelter + Care program each calendar year for up to 5 years. These households must:
- Demonstrate lease compliance over the prior 12 month period
- Everyone 18 or older must have stable monthly income from sources including but not limited to employment, self-employment, unemployment, retirement, CalWorks or Social Security/SSI, sufficient to pay BHA’s minimum rent of $50 per month plus any utility allowance;
- Utilize the assistance to rent a unit in Berkeley for 24 months before becoming eligible for portability
Candidates for this program must submit an application to the Section 8 Voucher waiting list, and have a written referral from the property manager and/or case manager. Selection criteria for Project Move-up referrals to BHA are determined by Shelter Plus Care staff and Moderate Rehab property management, identifying a fair and systematic determination process, with priority given to those ready to live independently.