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.

Comeback from what? For those new to the North Hills Community Association, you may not know that our neighborhood group grew out of folks coming together in the wake of the 1991 firestorm in the Oakland / Berkeley hills. News of current wildfires raging, the toll that the pandemic has taken on our neighbors, plus the 30th anniversary of the Oct. ’91 fires on the horizon led NHCA to create an online place to share stories about that tragic firestorm, to find information to keep safe in future emergencies, and to promote NHCA gatherings that bring us together - our Community Comeback.

In addition to the online collection, we are also organizing an in-person event for the community on Sunday, October 17, at lake Temescal. Read more here and come out and celebrate with us

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.

Advocacy

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

How to Report a Crime

If this is an EMERGENCY, call 911 (on cell phones: 777-3211) Gun Tip Line: (510) 535-GUNS or (510) 535-4867 (tips may be made anonymously) Homicide Tip Line: (510) 238-7950 (tips may be made anonymously) For certain types of crime, you can go to: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/OPD/s/scr/index.htm Under, file a report, select, then file. Open the Citizen Crime Report (“Police Report”). The online system allows you to get anOriginal Report Number (police […]

Fire Prevention Resources

Oakland Firesafe Council – a local 501(c) (3) nonprofit providing wildfire prevention tips and outreach to Oakland residents living in the wildland urban interface of the Oakland Hills. Specific information on landscaping in the fire zone, what do to on Red Flag Days and more. http://www.oaklandfiresafecouncil.org Diablo Firesafe Council – a regional 501(c) (3) nonprofit providing wildfire […]

Code Compliance: How to file a complaint

Blight, Dumping, Construction Site and Contractor Problems The City of Oakland’s ‘crime and grime’ efforts have put a priority on responding to complaints and tips about illegal dumping, blight, abandoned construction sites or contractors operating unsafely or illegally. Here is the number to call: For construction site blight (trash or debris at a private property […]

“Can’t Stop the Fire”

A presentation and Study by UC Berkeley Students under the Blum Center for Developing Economies at UC Berkeley was made- an excellent job they did! (The Blum Center addresses local economic and social inequities in UC Berkeley’s own backyard -which includes Oakland). As part of the student’s presentation on solutions these students the following presentations […]

ARE YOU IN THE NHCA?

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.

WELCOME: Thank you for visiting our new website!