Safer Housing for Oakland Program (SHOP)

The Safer Housing for Oakland Program (SHOP) offers grants to support seismic retrofits of apartment buildings with five or more units and a “soft story” condition. No additional applications are being accepted at this time. Please check back for updates. To be added to the waitlist, send an email to with your property address.

Posted: December 19th, 2018 9:47 AM

Last Updated: February 12th, 2024 12:06 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. SHOP provides financial assistance but is involved in enforcement. Mandatory Soft Story Retrofit Program