What We Do
Keep Oakland Housed is committed to preventing vulnerable Oakland residents from losing their housing.
Our program provides legal representation, emergency financial assistance, and supportive services. This program is available to all Oakland residents who are experiencing a housing crisis and have a household income at or below 30% of the Area Median Income, with priority to extremely low-income households. Legal representation will be provided to tenants with an active eviction lawsuit up to 50% AMI.
In addition to anti-displacement services for current lease-holders, KOH closes the gap that allows people with unstable housing to fall into homelessness. People who are at high risk of immediate homelessness, living in housing without a legal lease (doubled up, etc.), or in other unstable arrangements can get comprehensive Housing Problem Solving support through BACS.
For more information on how to access these services,
visit the How To Get Help page.
Download two-page printout,
an easy to share snapshot about Keep Oakland Housed.
Pilot Years: Final Report & Accomplishments
Read about Keep Oakland Housed's first three years, including impact data, national awards, how KOH prevented a "catastrophic increase" in homelessness during COVID-19, and more.
Additional Data Reports
Keep Oakland Housed data reports compiled by
Social Policy Research Associates:
Focuses on KOH’s journey, pivots, and community partnerships
Details the extent to which KOH met its initial goals
Offers a deeper dive into data and supporting documents referenced in the report