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:

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.

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.

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

Keep Oakland Housed is helping low-income Oakland renters with Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program funds through the City of Oakland but due to overwhelming demand, applications for Keep Oakland Housed are CURRENTLY CLOSED.

Please check back for updates. In the meantime, tenants and landlords can apply for assistance from the State of California.

Click here for more information.

Other assistance includes Season of Sharing.

Contact Season of Sharing at (510) 272-3700 or visit their website.