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.

News & Notes

October 18, 2023 – IICF (Insurance Industry Charity Foundation) Volunteers at the Firestorm Memorial Garden!

October 18, 2023 – IICF (Insurance Industry Charity Foundation) Volunteers at the Firestorm Memorial Garden! We closed out the Firestorm Memorial Garden season on October 18 with the help of the IICF Insurance group’s ‘Week of Giving’ program. The local insurance representatives helped to apply a final layer of mulch to the north half of […]

Come Meet our Area 2 Captain Lisa Ausmus on Nov 16th!

Come Meet our Area 2 Captain Lisa AusmusAll are invited!Thursday November 16. 7-8:30P Join Zoom Meeting or please in personMontclair Presbyterian Church5701 Thornhill Dr This is a meeting to hear from her candidly, about the Oakland PoliceDepartment     Crimes in our area, trending up or down, why…     Value of online reports     OPD projected staffing […]

News from The Oakland Fire Department

News from: The Oakland Fire DepartmentOctober 20, 2023Oakland Fire Department Awarded $1.2 Million Grant The Oakland Fire Department has been awarded a FEMA / Department of Homeland Security grant that will be instrumental in supporting ongoing disaster response and rescue operation efforts. The total amount of the grant is $1,263,456, and the funds will be […]

Hispanic Month recognition at Oakland City Council 10/17/2023

Our D-4 Councilmember Ramachandran recognised Dr Cruz who has tirelessly worked over 20 years on Violence Prevention issues, supporting the LatinX community and fought discrimination in commercial and previous police activity. D-5 Councilmember Gallo recognised the Escovito family for their continued support of the Hispanic and LatinX community. Pete Escovito famed musician (speaking) and daughter […]


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

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