Community Development and Engagement (CDE)

The Community Development and Engagement (CDE) division administers federal HUD and locally funded programs to revitalize neighborhoods and increase access to safe, affordable housing. This includes, but is not limited to, homeless prevention services, affordable housing development, rehabilitation of owner-occupied housing units, and other community development/public service activities principally benefitting Oakland residents with low- and moderate-incomes. This division also administers the City's Code Enforcement Relocation Program and, upon funding availability, operates rental assistance and other anti-displacement activities to keep Oakland renters housed, particularly those with incomes of 30% Area Median Income (AMI) or lower, and renters of up to 80% AMI whose housing status has become unstable due to or during COVID impacts.


Each year, the federal government (HUD) grants funding to the City of Oakland Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. CDBG then distributes these funds to local community organizations for various development projects.

The Community Development Block Grant program develops urban communities by providing decent housing, suitable living environments, and expanding economic opportunities, for persons of low- and moderate-income.

How the CDBG Program Helps Oakland

Oakland's CDBG program focuses mainly on physical development activities: community-wide housing, public facilities and improvements, neighborhood revitalization and economic development.

A restricted portion of the grant funds can be spent on public services activities, identified by the Consolidated Plan.

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