Safer Housing for Oakland Program (SHOP)

The Safer Housing for Oakland Program (SHOP) offers grants to reimburse owners for a portion of the costs to seismically retrofit a multi-unit apartment building with a “soft-story” condition. Resources for existing applicants are located below. No additional applications are being accepted at this time. Send an email to to be added to the waitlist.

Date Posted: December 19th, 2018 @ 9:47 AM
Last Updated: January 20th, 2021 @ 7:52 PM

For more information contact Jean Casey, Project Manager at 510-238-3598 or

For more information regarding the mandatory soft-story seismic retrofit ordinance passed by City Council in January of 2019 (Building and Construction Code Chapter 15.27), please contact the Planning and Building Department directly. This is a separate effort from SHOP. Notices to owners of affected buildings will be sent in the first half of 2019 with clear instructions on how to proceed.