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Rent Adjustment Program

Moratorium on evictions and rent increases

On March 27, 2020, the Oakland City Council adopted an ordinance imposing a moratorium on residential evictions and rent increases, and prohibiting late fees during the COVID-19 Local Emergency. The Ordinance also prohibits evictions based on nonpayment of rent that became due during the Local Emergency when the tenant suffered a substantial reduction of income or substantial increase of expenses due to COVID-19.

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The Oakland City Council adopted the Rent Adjustment Program (RAP) Ordinance (OMC Chapter 8.22) in 1980. This ordinance sets the maximum annual rent increase based on the annual CPI increase, handles rent adjustments for claims of decreases in housing services and handles other rent related matters. The purpose of this program is to foster fair housing for a diverse population of renters and enforce the Rent Adjustment Ordinance set out by the City of Oakland.

Contact Us by Phone


Rent Adjustment Phone Hours:

MONDAY-THURSDAY 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

(Calls are generally limited to 10 minutes)

Rent Adjustment Drop In Service Hours:

(Drop in hours located on 6th Floor in the Housing Resource Center, Suite 6301)

MON THROUGH THURS: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm


(Visits are generally limited to 10 minutes)


250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313

Oakland, CA 94612

Phone Number:

(510) 238-3721

Fax Number:

(510) 238-6181