Due to the Shelter In Place Order issued on March 16, 2020, all drop-in housing counseling and workshops have been canceled.
Rent Program staff members remain available to assist members of the public by phone at (510) 238 - 3721 during normal business hours Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please leave a message and a housing counselor will return your call within 24 hours. You may also email us at email@example.com. Please visit our website at www.oaklandca.gov/rap
All hearings, mediations and Rent Board meetings scheduled through April 10th are postponed until further notice. Parties will receive notice of a new hearing date in the mail.
New petitions should be submitted online. All petition related documents should be submitted by mail to 250 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313, Oakland, CA 94612 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All eviction notices should be scanned and submitted via email to email@example.com. All documents for Ellis Act cases should be mailed to: 250 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313, Oakland, Ca 94612.
On March 9, 2020 the Oakland City Administrator issued a proclamation of Local Emergency which was ratified by the Oakland City Council on March 12, 2020, due to the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. On March 27, 2020 the City Council passed an Ordinance that establishes a moratorium on most evictions and rent increases above the local CPI or fair return during the Local Emergency. The Ordinance also prohibits late fees if rent was late due to COVID-19 reasons.
Emergency Ordinance https://oakland.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4406542&GUID=EAF35294-F356-4895-A87A-0C1B9CE4D0C3&Options=&Search=
For the most up to date information on the City's response to the Coronavirus, visit: https://www.oaklandca.gov/topics/covid-19
On March 23, 2020, the Oakland City Administrator issued an Executive Order which suspends all time-limits and deadlines for all Rent Adjustment Program petitions, appeals, and other matters for the duration of the local emergency.
Emergency Order https://www.oaklandca.gov/news/2020/emergency-order-suspends-certain-provisions-of-local-laws-policies-regulations