Workshops

Posted: May 30th, 2019 10:55 AM

Last Updated: February 16th, 2024 10:59 AM

Live Counseling Sessions for Rent Registry: Due to the high volume of rent registry inquiries, RAP continues to offer monthly live counseling sessions to help answer any rent questions you may have! Live counseling sessions will take place on:

Tuesday, February 20, 2024: 1 pm-2:30 pm

Tuesday, March 12, 2024: 1 pm-2:30 pm

Tuesday, April 16, 2024: 1 pm-2:30 pm


Click here to join during the scheduled timeframes.

Upcoming 2023 Workshops

All workshops will be conducted by Zoom.

Event: Date & Time: Details:

Registro de alquileres en Oakland: Descripción general y requisitos


Miércoles 25 de enero de 2023

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

¡Atención propietarios de bienes inmuebles de Oakland! El Concejo de la Ciudad aprobó hace poco la creación de un registro de alquileres en Oakland. A partir del 3 de julio de 2023, los propietarios de unidades de alquiler sujetas al Cargo del Programa de Alquiler deberán proporcionar la información sobre el arrendamiento para cada unidad cubierta en forma anual. Este taller ofrecerá una descripción general de la nueva ley y ayudará a los propietarios a cumplir los requisitos del registro de alquileres.

Rent Registry Workshop (Cantonese)/ 屋崙 (奧克蘭) 市出租單位登記資料講座:概覽和要求 廣東話版

2023 2 22 日星期三

下午 5:00 – 晚上 7:00

屋崙 (奧克蘭) 市物業業主請注意!市議會最近批准屋崙 (奧克蘭) 市制定租金登記規則。從 2023
7
3 起,若出租單位需要支付租金計劃費用,業主每年將需提供每個單位的租賃資料。本研討會將提供新法律的概覽,並幫助業主為遵守租金登記規則作好準備。

Tenant Rights Workshop

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

5:30 PM – 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.

Rent Registry Workshop

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Attention Oakland property owners! The City Council recently approved the establishment of a rent registry in Oakland. As of July 3, 2023, owners of rental units subject to the Rent Program Fee will need to provide tenancy information for each covered unit on an annual basis. This workshop will provide an overview of the new law and help owners prepare to comply with rent registry requirements.

Small Property Owner Workshop

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

5:30 PM – 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.

Rent Registry Workshop (Mandarin)/ 屋崙 (奧克蘭) 市出租單位登記資料講座:概覽和要 普通話版

2023 3 22 日星期三

下午 5:00 – 晚上 7:00

屋崙 (奧克蘭) 市物業業主請注意!市議會最近批准屋崙 (奧克蘭) 市制定租金登記規則。從 2023
7
3起,若出租單位需要支付租金計劃費用,業主每年將需提供每個單位的租賃資料。本研討會將提供新法律的概覽,並幫助業主為遵守租金登記規則作好準備。

Tenant Rights Workshop

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

5:30 PM – 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.

Rent Registry Workshop

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Attention Oakland property owners! The City Council recently approved the establishment of a rent registry in Oakland. As of July 3, 2023, owners of rental units subject to the Rent Program Fee will need to provide tenancy information for each covered unit on an annual basis. This workshop will provide an overview of the new law and help owners prepare to comply with rent registry requirements.

Rent Registry Workshop: How to Register

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Attention Oakland property owners! The City Council has approved the establishment of a rent registry in Oakland. Owners of rental units subject to the Rent Program Fee must register their units’ tenancy information by July 3, 2023. This workshop will provide an overview of how to navigate the registration process.

Security Deposits

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Are you an owner or tenant 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.

Rent Registry Workshop: How to Register

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Attention Oakland property owners! The City Council has approved the establishment of a rent registry in Oakland. Owners of rental units subject to the Rent Program Fee must register their units’ tenancy information by July 3, 2023. This workshop will provide an overview of how to navigate the registration process.

Rent Registry Workshop: How to Register

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Attention Oakland property owners! The City Council has approved the establishment of a rent registry in Oakland. Owners of rental units subject to the Rent Program Fee must register their units’ tenancy information by July 3, 2023. This workshop will provide an overview of how to navigate the registration process.

Taller de Derechos del Inquilino (Español/Spanish)

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

*CANCELED/CANCELADA

¿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: Control de alquiler y niveles de renta, Depósitos de seguridad, Reparaciones, Acoso, Desalojos, y La Moratoria de Emergencia en Oakland.

Rent Registry Workshop: How to Register

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Attention Oakland property owners! The City Council has approved the establishment of a rent registry in Oakland. Owners of rental units subject to the Rent Program Fee must register their units’ tenancy information by July 3, 2023. This workshop will provide an overview of how to navigate the registration process.

The Moratorium Workshop (Owner Focused)

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Attention Oakland housing providers! The City Council passed legislation to sunset the COVID-19 Emergency Moratorium, which also adds new tenant protections. Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities under the new laws. Topics include covered units, prior state and local eviction laws, the new law on rent increases, evictions, late fees, and Just Cause amendments.

Small Property Owner Workshop

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

5:30 PM – 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.

The Moratorium Workshop (Tenant Focused)

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Attention Oakland tenants! The City Council has passed legislation to sunset the COVID-19 Emergency Moratorium, which also adds new tenant protections. Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities under the new laws. Topics include covered units, prior state and local eviction laws, the new law on rent increases, evictions, late fees, and Just Cause amendments.

The Moratorium Workshop (Owner Focused)

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Attention Oakland housing providers! The City Council passed legislation to sunset the COVID-19 Emergency Moratorium, which also adds new tenant protections. Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities under the new laws. Topics include covered units, prior state and local eviction laws, the new law on rent increases, evictions, late fees, and Just Cause amendments.

The Moratorium Workshop (Tenant Focused)

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Attention Oakland tenants! The City Council has passed legislation to sunset the Covid-19 Emergency Moratorium, which also adds new tenant protections. Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities under the new laws. Topics include covered units, prior state and local eviction laws, the new law on rent increases, evictions, late fees, and Just Cause amendments.

The Moratorium Workshop (Owner Focused)

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Attention Oakland housing providers! The City Council passed legislation to sunset the COVID-19 Emergency Moratorium, which also adds new tenant protections. Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities under the new laws. Topics include covered units, prior state and local eviction laws, the new law on rent increases, evictions, late fees, and Just Cause amendments.

The Moratorium Workshop (Tenant Focused)

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Attention Oakland tenants! The City Council has passed legislation to sunset the Covid-19 Emergency Moratorium, which also adds new tenant protections. Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities under the new laws. Topics include covered units, prior state and local eviction laws, the new law on rent increases, evictions, late fees, and Just Cause amendments.

Tenant Rights Workshop

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

5:30 PM – 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.

The Moratorium Workshop (Owner Focused)

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Attention Oakland housing providers! The City Council passed legislation to sunset the COVID-19 Emergency Moratorium, which also adds new tenant protections. Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities under the new laws. Topics include covered units, prior state and local eviction laws, the new law on rent increases, evictions, late fees, and Just Cause amendments.

Security Deposits

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Are you an owner or tenant 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.

The Moratorium Workshop (Tenant Focused)

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Attention Oakland tenants! The City Council has passed legislation to sunset the Covid-19 Emergency Moratorium, which also adds new tenant protections. Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities under the new laws. Topics include covered units, prior state and local eviction laws, the new law on rent increases, evictions, late fees, and Just Cause amendments.

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

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

你是屋崙 (奧克蘭) 市的屋東或租戶嗎?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 Adjustment and Just Cause for Eviction Ordinances) 規定的權利和責任。本講習主題包括租金管制和租金水平、押金、維修、騷擾、和迫遷。

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 control and rent levels, security deposits, repairs, harassment, and evictions.

The Moratorium Workshop (Owner Focused)

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Attention Oakland housing providers! The City Council passed legislation to sunset the COVID-19 Emergency Moratorium, which also adds new tenant protections. Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities under the new laws. Topics include covered units, prior state and local eviction laws, the new law on rent increases, evictions, late fees, and Just Cause amendments.

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

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

你是屋崙 (奧克蘭) 市的屋東或租戶嗎?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 Adjustment and Just Cause for Eviction Ordinances) 規定的權利和責任。本講習主題包括租金管制和租金水平、押金、維修、騷擾、和迫遷。

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 control and rent levels, security deposits, repairs, harassment, and evictions.

The Moratorium Workshop (Tenant Focused)

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Attention Oakland tenants! The City Council has passed legislation to sunset the Covid-19 Emergency Moratorium, which also adds new tenant protections. Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities under the new laws. Topics include covered units, prior state and local eviction laws, the new law on rent increases, evictions, late fees, and Just Cause amendments.

The Moratorium Workshop (Owner Focused)

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Attention Oakland housing providers! The City Council passed legislation to sunset the COVID-19 Emergency Moratorium, which also adds new tenant protections. Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities under the new laws. Topics include covered units, prior state and local eviction laws, the new law on rent increases, evictions, late fees, and Just Cause amendments.

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

Since March 2020, we have moved our services from in-person to online. 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!