The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) portal opened today, October 1. Tenants and property owners in need of financial assistance for past due rent may be eligible for ERAP. Oakland residents in need of help paying rent and residential property owners whose tenants have refused to apply for rental assistance are encouraged to apply for emergency rental assistanc
Housing & Community Development
The Department of Housing and Community Development is dedicated to improving Oakland's neighborhoods and to making sure all Oaklanders have safe and affordable housing.
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) portal opened today, October 1. Tenants and property owners in need of financial assistance for past due rent may be eligible for the Emergency Rent Assistance Program. Oakland residents in need of help paying rent and property owners whose tenants have refused to apply for rental assistance are encouraged to apply for emergency rental assistance. For more details, click here. If you're a landlord and want to apply, please click here.
The COVID-19 crisis has impacted many Oakland families. If you are a renter or a homeowner who is at risk of losing their home visit Keep Oakland Housed to apply for assistance. If you are a landlord or renter in Oakland learn about the City's Eviction Moratorium.
Today, September 30, the State of California’s Rent Eviction Moratorium ends. This end date has no impact on the City of Oakland. Oakland’s moratorium on evictions and rent increases will continue until the Local Emergency is terminated by Oakland City Council.
The September 30th state extension end date has no impact on the City of Oakland. Oakland’s moratorium on evictions and rent increases will last until the Local Emergency is terminated by Oakland City Council. All other points of the Governor’s extension may apply to Oakland residents and property owners.
Contact a Housing Counselor
Call before you act. Housing counselors are available by phone.
Keep Oakland Housed
COVID-19 Relief Financial Assistance.
Find Affordable Housing
Information about affordable housing developers and listings.
Learn about Oakland's Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance.
File a Rent Adjustment Petition
Rent related services and information for tenants and property owners.
Explore Opportunities to Buy Your First Home
Find out which assistance programs can help you.
Apply for Community Development Block Grants
Submit proposals for community based programs and projects.
Search for Community Housing Services
Community Housing Services is a unit of the Oakland Human Services Department.
Rental Assistance for Property Owners
Landlords: Apply for Financial Assistance Today
Director, Housing & Community Development
Shola Olatoye (o-LAH-twoh-yay) is an experienced real estate and management executive with more than 20 years of experience launching and managing public-private partnerships. She served as Vice President of Business Development for Suffolk Construction, a national construction management firm. Prior to joining Suffolk, Shola served as Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), the largest public housing authority in the nation. As a Mayoral appointee, Shola launched NextGeneration NYCHA, the agency’s 10-year turnaround plan. She led her team to balance the $3.1 billion operating budget for three consecutive years, launched a major real estate development program, and founded a social impact nonprofit, the Fund for Public Housing.
Ms. Olatoye graduated with a B.A. with honors in history and African American studies from Wesleyan University. She also earned a master’s degree in public administration from NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where she currently serves as a Visiting Scholar teaching in the Masters of Urban Planning program on management and leadership.
Oakland, CA 94612