How To Get Help

Oakland residents who have a household income at or below 50% of the Area Median Income and are experiencing a housing crisis can contact any of the three collaborative organizations for help, or call 211.

See Frequently Asked Questions for more information on eligibility.

To access program services, please reach out to the following:

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For emergency financial assistance

 

Bay Area Community Services (BACS)

Apply online: housing.bayareacs.org

KeepOaklandHoused@bayareacs.org

510-899-9289 (text or call)

Catholic Charities East Bay (CCEB)

510-768-3100   

 

BACS and CCEB provide emergency financial assistance and case management services to Oakland residents so that their housing is stabilized for the long-term.

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For legal representation

East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) 

510-548-4040

- ask for housing intake -

 

EBCLC represents tenants in eviction lawsuits to keep people housed in their current apartments.

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For supportive services

Bay Area Community Services (BACS)

510-899-9289 (text or call)

KeepOaklandHoused@bayareacs.org

Catholic Charities East Bay (CCEB)

510-768-3100   

 

BACS and CCEB provide a range of services—from case management, access to resources, employment/financial counseling, to health services—to Oakland residents.

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Emergency Rental Assistance Program

(Effective January 7, 2022 – Wait List Only)

The City of Oakland’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program is only accepting applications for the Wait List. 

Wait List applicants may be contacted, based on priority need, if other funding resources become available. There is no need to include supporting documents.  

 

Know your rights – and learn about the eviction moratorium extension in Alameda County.