The North Hills Community Association (NHCA) is a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization located in the North Hills region of Oakland, California. The NHCA's all-volunteer board organizes programs and activities that support the NHCA's three-pronged mission of improving public safety, maintaining and beautifying community gardens and open spaces, and advocating on behalf of area owners and residents with local city and county governments and agencies. Click on the tiles below to read more about each of the NHCA's programs.

Public Safety

Your NHCA Board seeks to better protect and inform you by working with Oakland Fire & Police Departments, and City of Oakland Officials.

Gardens & Community

Your North Hills Community has adopted Gateway Emergency Preparedness Exhibit and Firestorm Memorial Gardens.


Your NHCA Board is advocating for City, County and State awareness and focusing on issues enhancing our areas' livability.

The NHCA has ramped down certain operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. We respect the importance of sheltering in place. We will resume our public safety programs, advocacy work and attention to community gardens as conditions allow. In keeping with our mission, we will post public safety and health information as appropriate. To learn more about the NHCA, check out Our Story.

News & Notes

Public Safety Meeting: Information

Public Safety Meeting: Recap: Wednesday, November 16th, 2022 @ 7 p.m. Kyle Trembley presenter Oakland CERT link to “Zone Haven” information from the meeting –evacuation, notification, community steps, maps

Oakland Tech Inaugural Day at Gateway Garden – Sunday Nov 13th

Oakland Tech Inaugural Day at Gateway Garden – Sunday Nov 13th Another volunteer day spent in the Gateway Garden! On Sunday, November 13, Dan and Vicki met with members of the Ecology Club from Oakland Technical High School to help with garden cleanup. This volunteer garden day was initiated by Ava Stern who started Oakland Tech’s Ecology […]

The Berkeley Project – STRIKES ONCE AGAIN!!

The Berkeley Project – STRIKES ONCE AGAIN!! On a beautiful, crisp, clear October 23rd Sunday morning, Vicki & Dan once again welcomed 25 of “The Berkeley Project” student volunteers to Gateway Garden to finish up late season detailing to get ready for Winter. Many of the students took a bus to a local meeting spot […]


Everyone who lives in the area bounded by Ashby/Highway13, Claremont Blvd., GrizzlyPeak/Skyline, and Thornhill is a member of NHCA. Membership is free, but we depend on your support and participation so that we can cover our expenses (mostly for communication, a little for plants), work on issues that are important to everyone, and represent the community’s views when we interact with city officials.



This is the new map of City of Oakland Council Districts. NHCA is part of District 4 now, an all hill district

WELCOME: Thank you for visiting our new website!