Basic Needs Center Assistance Form
This form is a centralized entry point for all UC Berkeley students facing challenges with access to adequate food, stable housing, financial resources, or other areas of basic needs. 

DELAY: Due to a currently high volume of submissions, response times will differ depending on the urgency of your need. We must prioritize students who are unhoused or will be unhoused within 72 hours. Students with other needs can expect a response within 7-10 business days.

While you await a response from our team, please consider the following resources:
  • HOUSING SEARCH SUPPORT: Students needing temporary, short-term and/or long term housing please consider options such as staying with family, friends, or sharing hotels with others in a similar situation or review the Basic Needs Center Housing Search Resources:
  • EMERGENCY FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Students currently enrolled in Summer courses, can access a Short Term Emergency Loan/Living Expenses Loan through the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office at
All UC Berkeley students are eligible for a Housing Security Deposit, including grad, undergrad, international, and undocumented students. Unfortunately staff, faculty, and visiting scholars are ineligible to receive a Housing Security Deposit but can access our website to navigate additional resources.

IMPORTANT: By completing this form, you are agreeing to share the information included with the review team members including career and student staff for the purpose of care coordination.
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