In 2018, the City of Oakland established the Tenant Relocation Fund for Small, Low Income and Low Asset Landlords. This program is a mechanism for low income and low asset landlords to receive a zero-interest loan from the City of Oakland to pay their relocation assistance obligation when performing an owner or relative move-in eviction. Mandated by O.M.C. 8.22.360.09, the Just Cause For Eviction ordinance, (Click here for code) a qualifying relative is defined as parent, grandparent, child, spouse or domestic partner.
You may apply by filling out an application form and submitting various documents.
The City of Oakland’s Housing and Community Development Department has partnered with Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA). HERA will meet with landlords to provide guidance through the loan application process.