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.

SHOP Documents for Existing Applicants
SHOP Documents for Design Professionals and Contractors
Date Posted: December 19th, 2018 @ 9:47 AM
Last Updated: May 31st, 2019 @ 5:06 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. 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.