Emergency Rental Assistance Program Application Information

Date Posted: September 14th, 2022 @ 9:55 AM
Last Updated: September 14th, 2022 @ 9:57 AM

*June 6, 2022 Update:

As of June 6, the City of Oakland’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) program will begin reviewing waitlist applications that were submitted between January 7 and March 31, 2022. We will review and process eligible applications, as funding allows.

Oakland residents will be contacted by one of our partner agencies (BACS, EDC, EBALDC & Safe Passages) within the next 30-45 business days. No further action is needed from you, at this time.

Thank you for your continued patience.

The City of Oakland ERAP Team

March 31, 2022 Update: The ERAP application website is no longer accepting applications. Alternative resources that may offer assistance:

Landlord and Tenant Mediation may be available through:

Other resources are available through AllHome California and East Bay Housing Organization.

In compliance with State law AB832, landlords may still contact housingassistance@oaklandca.gov or call 510.238.6182 to inquire about their tenant’s emergency rental assistance application status. Landlords must provide the name of the tenant, complete address, phone number, email, and the tenant’s unique application ID number and/or a copy of a rental agreement.