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

PG&E Public Safety Shut-Off Program

Facts at a Glance Since its inception as a community response to the 1991 firestorm, the North Hills Phoenix Association worked to provide opportunities for residents of the North Oakland hills area to learn from one another and to work for the common good.  Substantial improvements have been made in the Oakland Fire Department’s vegetation […]

Public Safety Meeting “Power Outages: Lessons Learned”

North Hills Community Association Quarterly Public Safety Meeting. When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 @ 7 p.m. Where: Montclair First Presbyterian Church 5701 Thornhill Drive, Oakland This will not be about PG&E!   This will be about helping ourselves, our community, our neighbors! Did we have any OPD issues during the Power Outages?  OPD crime report […]

Garden Volunteer Work Day

When:  Saturday, November 30, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Where: Gateway Emergency Preparedness Exhibit Center & Garden (Tunnel Rd & Hiller Dr) What: Weeding, Planting & Mulching – Rain or Shine! Please RSVP: hillaryconlon@gmail.com Please join us for a fun family volunteer opportunity in our community! Wear closed toed shoes and clothes you don’t […]

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!