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Keep Oakland Housed

Keep People Housed

is committed to preventing Bay Area residents from losing their housing by providing legal representation, emergency financial assistance, and supportive services.

Our Goal, Vision, and Commitment

Our Community Impact, Reports, and Awards

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Over 7,000 households
have been served to date!

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Pilot Years: Final Report & Accomplishments

Read about Keep People Housed's (formally Keep Oakland Housed) first three years, including impact data, national awards, how KOH prevented a "catastrophic increase" in homelessness during COVID-19, and more. 

For more information from our first three years, with detailed volumes on implementation, outcomes, and the and a deeper dive into the data from this report, read our blog post here

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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Since 2018, Keep Oakland Housed has prevented homelessness and displacement for 7,000+ households, spending an average of only $5,227 on financial assistance per household.

(As of March 31, 2022, the City of Oakland's Emergency Rental Assistance Program responding to COVID-19 is oversubscribed and no longer accepting applications.)

If you have already submitted an application online, you may be contacted based on priority need.  Please continue to check our website for other supports that will be offered in the future.

Know Your Rights

The City of Oakland’s Eviction Moratorium, which has protected tenants from eviction due to non-payment, is still in place but could be coming to an end soon. It is unlikely that all Oakland residents with unpaid rent will receive back rent support. Please continue to pay your rent as you are able. Know your rights and seek legal help as needed. This site will be updated as information becomes available.*

*We are not legal professionals and this information is not intended to be used as legal advice.

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Our Impact

How One California City Is Working to Stop Homelessness – Before It Happens
Marquisse Moore's Story
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Will Oakland prevent homelessness by paying part of struggling residents' rent? It's about to find out. 

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