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 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:
  • For HOUSING SEARCH SUPPORT for temporary, short-term and/or long term housing,  please review the Basic Needs Center Housing Search Resources:
  • For EMERGENCY FINANCIAL SUPPORT, consider a short-term emergency loan through the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office (no-interest) 
  • For CALFRESH SUPPORT, the BNC is hosting CalFresh Clinics Tues 9/19 and Fri 9/22 for application assistance, as well as weekly open hours for CalFresh questions. Sign-up for CalFresh help here.

All enrolled students are eligible for support, including grad, undergrad, international, and undocumented students. Unfortunately staff, faculty, and visiting scholars are ineligible to receive emergency housing or financial support, but can access our Food Pantry and CalFresh resources. 

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