Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau is required to count every person living in the United States, regardless of citizenship status. In March-April 2020, Oakland residents will participate in the next decennial census count ensuring that our community receives its share of federal funding that supports education, housing, health, transportation, and other critical programs that make Oakland thrive.
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The City has adopted the 2016-2021 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, after a public process that included four informational workshops in March and April of 2016, in different neighborhoods of the City, to inform residents of the risks from natural hazards, such as earthquake, fire or flooding.
California's Building Standards Code has changed under the state's three-year update cycle. Changes to the code affect all new building permit applications submitted on or after January 1st, 2020. Please review the summary documents below outlining code updates, including residential, electrical, plumbing and mechanical codes.
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FAQs related to the 2020 Census.
Residents can expect to receive mailed invitations to participate in the 2020 Census in March 2020. Census Day is on April 1, 2020, but you will have the opportunity to submit your responses online or over the phone beginning in mid-March 2020.
Information about serving as a QAC for the 2020 Census. Participating as a QAC will help ensure a Complete Count.
External information related to the 2020 Census.
The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires Workforce Boards to develop strategic plans and set priorities for the regional workforce development system.
The Access Improvement Program (AIP) for Owner-Occupied Units provides grants for accessibility modifications to owner-occupied properties.
The Access Improvement Program (AIP) for Rental Property Owners provides grants for accessibility modifications to rental properties.
Oakland's Department of Transportation is committed to helping people with disabilities get around the city easily.
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) — also known as Secondary Units — are attached or detached accessory dwellings that provide independent living for one or more people, including permanent facilities for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation. As of January 1, 2020, state and local laws surrounding ADUs have changed to allow for their construction with Single- and Multi-Family dwellings. See below for new applications and how-to guides that reflect the latest requirements.
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The Lake Merritt Boating Center offers basic through advanced small boat sailing as well as year-round boat rentals. If our classes don't fit your schedule, private lessons can be scheduled.
Affordable Housing Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing (NOAH), Preservation Program
This program provides loans to developers to cover the costs related to acquisition, rehabilitation and preservation of affordable rental housing.
This program provides loans to owners of existing multifamily affordable rental housing to prevent or address health and safety conditions.
The City provides services that support independence, safety, health, and active living for seniors. We work with community partners to support services that include care management, jobs, training, volunteering, recreation and transportation assistance.