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.
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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 ResidentialLending@oaklandca.gov to be added to the waitlist.