Workshops

Date Posted: May 30th, 2019 @ 10:55 AM
Last Updated: November 24th, 2021 @ 1:05 PM

Upcoming 2021 Workshops

All workshops will be conducted by Zoom.

Event: Date & Time: Details:

Local and State Eviction Moratorium Workshop (Tenant Focused)

Tuesday, February 16

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Are you a tenant in Oakland? Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities under the local and state moratoria. Topics include covered units, current law on rent increases and evictions, late fees, and Covid-19 resources for tenants.

Local and State Eviction Moratorium Workshop (Property Owner Focused)

Wednesday, February 17

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Are you a property owner in Oakland? Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities under the local and state moratoria. Topics include covered units, current law on rent increases and evictions, late fees, and Covid-19 resources for owners.

Fair Chance Ordinance Workshop (Property Owner Focused)

Wednesday, February 24

12:30 – 2:00pm

Are you a property owner in Oakland? Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities under the Fair Chance Ordinance.

Tenant Rights Workshop

Wednesday, March 3

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Are you a tenant in Oakland? Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities under Oakland’s Rent and Just Cause for Eviction Ordinances. Topics include rent levels and rent control, security deposits, repairs, harassment, and evictions.

Small Property Owner Workshop

Wednesday, March 10

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Are you a small property owner in Oakland? Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities under Oakland’s Rent and Just Cause for Eviction Ordinances. Topics include rent levels and rent control, security deposits, repairs, harassment, and evictions.

Tenant Rights Workshop

Wednesday, April 14

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Are you a tenant in Oakland? Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities under Oakland’s Rent and Just Cause for Eviction Ordinances. Topics include rent levels and rent control, security deposits, repairs, harassment, and evictions.

Tenant Rights Student Workshop

Monday, April 26

3:00 – 4:30 pm

Are you a student and a tenant in Oakland? Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities. Topics include moving in, moving out, security deposits, subletting, rent control, and eviction protections.

Security Deposits(Property Owner Focused)

Wednesday, May 12

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Are you a property owner in Oakland? Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities on security deposits. Topics will include a discussion of security deposits, deductions, timing, and resources to resolve disputes.

Taller de Derechos del Inquilino (Español/ Spanish)

Wednesday, June 9

12:30 – 2:00 pm

¿Es usted inquilino en Oakland? Únase a nosotros para obtener un panorama general de los derechos y responsabilidades que le otorgan las Ordenanzas de Alquiler y de Desalojo por Causa Justa. Algunos tópicos incluyen niveles de alquiler y control de alquileres, depósitos de seguridad, reparaciones, hostigamiento y desalojos.

Are you a tenant in Oakland? Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities under Oakland’s Rent and Just Cause for Eviction Ordinances. Topics include rent levels and rent control, security deposits, repairs, harassment, and evictions.

Small Property Owner Workshop

Wednesday, July 14

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Are you a small property owner in Oakland? Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities under Oakland’s Rent and Just Cause for Eviction Ordinances. Topics include rent levels and rent control, security deposits, repairs, harassment, and evictions.

屋東與租客講座 – 屋崙 (奧克蘭) 市的租金管制和迫遷 (廣東話)/Owner and Tenant Workshop – Rent Control and Evictions in Oakland (Cantonese)

Wednesday, August 11

5:30 – 7:00 pm

你是屋崙 (奧克蘭) 市的小型物業業主或租戶嗎?請參加我們的講座;你將可了解屋崙 (奧克蘭) 市《租金與迫遷正當理由條例》(Rent and Just Cause for Eviction Ordinances) 規定的權利和責任。講習主題包括租金水平和租金管制、押金、和迫遷

請注意:登記網站和講習網站會用英文來問您的名字(FIRST NAME),姓名(LAST NAME),和電子郵件(EMAIL)。我們很抱歉本網站沒有中文版。如果您需要幫助來登記,請致電(510)238-3721。我們的辦公室可以幫您註冊。

Are you a tenant or landlord in Oakland? Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities under Oakland’s Rent and Just Cause for Eviction Ordinances. Topics include rent levels and rent control, security deposits, and evictions.

Please be aware that that the registration and webinar websites will ask for your first name, last name, & email in English. There is no Chinese support for these websites, for which we apologize. If you need help registering, please call our office at (510) 238-3721.

屋東與租客講座 – 屋崙 (奧克蘭) 市的租金管制和迫遷 (普通話)/Owner and Tenant Workshop – Rent Control and Evictions in Oakland (Mandarin)

Wednesday, August 25

5:30 – 7:00 pm

你是屋崙 (奧克蘭) 市的小型物業業主或租戶嗎?請參加我們的講座;你將可了解屋崙 (奧克蘭) 市《租金與迫遷正當理由條例》(Rent and Just Cause for Eviction Ordinances) 規定的權利和責任。講習主題包括租金水平和租金管制、押金、和迫遷

請注意:登記網站和講習網站會用英文來問您的名字(FIRST NAME),姓名(LAST NAME),和電子郵件(EMAIL)。我們很抱歉本網站沒有中文版。如果您需要幫助來登記, 請致電(510)238-3721。我們的辦公室可以幫您註冊。

Are you a tenant or landlord in Oakland? Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities under Oakland’s Rent and Just Cause for Eviction Ordinances. Topics include rent levels and rent control, security deposits, and evictions.

Please be aware that that the registration and webinar websites will ask for your first name, last name, & email in English. There is no Chinese support for these websites, for which we apologize. If you need help registering, please call our office at (510) 238-3721.

Tenant Rights Workshop

Wednesday, September 15

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Are you a tenant in Oakland? Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities under Oakland’s Rent and Just Cause for Eviction Ordinances. Topics include rent levels and rent control, security deposits, repairs, harassment, and evictions.

Security Deposits Workshop

Wednesday, October 13

12:30 – 2:00 pm

Are you a tenant or property owner in Oakland? Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities on security deposits. Topics will include a discussion of security deposits, deductions, timing, and resources to resolve disputes.

Eviction Workshop

Thursday, October 28

5:30 – 7:00 pm

California's Eviction Moratorium, SB 91, will expire September 30, 2021. However, Oakland’s Emergency Moratorium will continue to prohibit evictions, rent increases, and late fees on covered units until the City Council lifts the local emergency.

Ask before you act! Come learn more about evictions, the local moratorium, and how it impacts tenancies in Oakland.

ABOUT THE RENT ADJUSTMENT PROGRAM

The Oakland City Council adopted the Rent Adjustment Program Ordinance (OMC Chapter 8.22) in 1980. This ordinance sets the maximum annual rent increase based on the annual CPI increase and handles rent adjustments for claims of decreases in housing services and handles other rent-related matters. The purpose of this program is to foster fair housing for a diverse population of renters and enforce the Rent Adjustment Ordinance set out by the City of Oakland.

Contact Us

*Due to the Shelter-in-Place Order issued on March 16, 2020, all in-person counseling and form drop-offs have been canceled. Please read the information below carefully to find the best way to contact us.

By Phone

Phone: (510) 238-3721 | Fax: (510) 238-6181

The Rent Adjustment Program’s Housing Counselors are available from Monday to Thursday, 9:30am to 4:30pm to answer any RAP or housing-related questions you might have. Topics can be, but are not limited to, tenant and property owner issues and concerns, Oakland rental housing laws, or how to file a petition with RAP. Calls are generally limited to 10 minutes per person.

By E-mail

If you would prefer an e-mail response, you can e-mail us. RAP strives to return all e-mails within a twenty-four-hour timeframe.

Contact a RAP Housing Counselor: rap@oaklandca.gov. Please include in your e-mail: your full name, your telephone number, and your address.

Hearings Unit: hearingsunit@oaklandca.gov. If you have Hearings Unit-related issues or questions related to your pending case, you must contact your Case Analyst directly. If you do not know who your Case Analyst is, you can e-mail hearingsunit@oaklandca.gov to find that information.

Petition Review/Filing: You have the option to schedule an appointment for review of your petition before filing. To schedule an appointment for review e-mail rap@oaklandca.gov. If you do not want your petition reviewed and want to file, please submit your petition to hearingsunit@oaklandca.gov .

Eviction Notices: All eviction notices should be scanned and submitted via e-mail to evictionnotices@oaklandca.gov.

By Mail

Address: 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313

Oakland, CA 94612

Due to the Shelter-in-Place Order, we are no longer accepting in-person petition applications and related materials. All new petitions and petition-related documents can be submitted by mail to the address above, electronically submitted to rap@oaklandca.gov, or the online portal.

All documents for Ellis Act cases must be mailed to 250 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313, Oakland, CA 94612.

Online Petition Filing

We also offer an online portal where you can submit your petitions and all petition-related forms online. Click here to access the portal.

For a full list of documents, click here to access all tenant forms and here for all property owner forms.

Request a Form

General forms can be found on our website. For property owner forms, click here. For tenant forms, click here. If you cannot find the form you want, you can e-mail the Rent Adjustment Program at rap@oaklandca.gov to obtain it.

To request documents related to a case, you can either complete the Request for Copies form and email it to rap@oaklandca.gov or make a Public Records Request (PRR) here. Please note that all PRRs are considered public information. You can also look up information related to cases through the RAP database.

Join the E-mail List

If you would like to receive e-mails about upcoming events or updates from the Rent Adjustment Program, please sign up! Please use the link below to add your name and e-mail to our list for future updates.

Join the RAP e-mail list!