The City of Oakland’s Keep Oakland Housed Emergency Rental Assistance Program (KOH/ERAP) began accepting applications April 1, 2021.
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.
City of Oakland, Bay Area Community Services, Announce Opening of 17 New Homes for Unsheltered Residents
The City of Oakland, in partnership with Bay Area Community Services (BACS), will announce an innovative program that has resulted in the purchase of 17 residential homes for unsheltered residents.
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Keep Oakland Housed
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Learn about Oakland's Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance.
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Community Housing Services is a unit of the Oakland Human Services Department.
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