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Services for Adult Job Seekers

The Workforce Development Board's partners operate One-Stop Career Centers to help Oakland adults find their next job.

Services for Developers and Contractors

The City of Oakland is committed to supporting affordable housing for its residents. Since 1988, we have funded the development of over 6000 units of housing. The City has many funding programs that work with non-profit developers to increase the number of affordable housing units and repair existing housing units.

Services for Homebuyers

Homeownership programs are designed to expand opportunities for prospective Oakland homebuyers through education, financial assistance, and resource referral.

Services for Homeowners

The City of Oakland offers many loan and grant programs to assist homeowners and developers.

Sheffield Village Recreation Center

Located in East Oakland near San Leandro, Sheffield Village features a softball field, basketball court, tot play area, and football/soccer field. The center provides programs for all community members from toddlers to seniors. Rental permits for the facility and grounds available.

Shop Oakland

Help sustain and grow Oakland's economy by shopping locally. Now, more than ever, it's important to support local businesses that capture the spirit and reflect the diversity of our community. By supporting them, you're also supporting our neighbors who are employed by small businesses.

Short-Term Residential Rental Regulations

Short-Term Residential Rentals (STRRs) raise important questions about local priorities and the larger role STRRs play in cities and neighborhoods. In cities with high housing demand, such as Oakland, a primary concern is the potential impact of STRRs on housing availability, affordability, and the impact on our neighborhoods.

Sidewalks

Sidewalks are where Oaklanders get exercise, walk to daily needs, wait for the bus, and talk with neighbors. They are one of the most important pieces of Oakland’s transportation network, and it’s essential that they’re kept well-maintained and accessible for everyone.

Skilled Local Talent

Oakland has one of the most skilled workforces in the U.S. Since 2010, the number of working Oaklanders has grown almost 20% from 170,000 to 215,300.

Special Activity Permits

The City requires a variety of permits for special activities, events and filming in Oakland to help ensure the safety of event participants and minimize the impact on our neighborhoods.Click on the permit type below to find details on how to obtain the permit.

Special Events

Special Events Office is open Tuesday - Friday from 11am - 3pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Special Projects Committee (SPC)

Special Projects Committee (SPC) meets as needed to discuss unique projects that typically cover the work of two or more subcommittees of the Planning Commission, or policy projects that need more focused review prior to consideration by the full Commission. The SPC is an official committee of the Planning Commission.

Sports Team

<p>These posts include news and updates related to Oakland based professional sports organizations.&nbsp;</p>

Start a Business

Everything you need to know about starting a business in Oakland.