The City of Oakland is required by local and state regulations to follow the California Health and Safety Code in setting income and rent limits for most City-assisted or City-restricted affordable housing projects. These limits may differ from those published by other agencies.
The City’s published income and rent limits are provided here as a convenience to project owners and tenants. However, they are not intended to modify or override legal standards regarding occupancy and rents. If there is any conflict between the limits set forth here and the legal standards set forth in the regulatory agreement for a project, the standards of the regulatory agreement will apply.
For more information about the City’s methodology in computing income and rent limits, please refer to this memorandum:
The City’s guidelines for verifying household incomes in units subject to a City of Oakland regulatory agreement may be found in this document: