Who We Are

Keep Oakland Housed is a coordinated strategy and partnership to help Oakland residents at risk of losing their homes, providing a three-prong emergency response approach for residents: legal representation, financial assistance, and supportive services to help them remain in their homes.

Partnering for Change

From displacement to homelessness, California’s housing crisis has reached epic proportions in the Bay Area. Oakland residents are losing their housing and becoming homeless at a rate higher than the city and its partners can shelter and rehouse them. Individuals who lose their housing cannot find affordable rentals and are pushed into cars and tents or out of Oakland altogether. 


Three nonprofit partners—Bay Area Community Services, Catholic Charities East Bay, and East Bay Community Law Center—work together to provide legal representation, emergency financial assistance, and supportive services. Together, they negotiate with landlords to prevent evictions, provide emergency financial assistance to keep residents housed, and offer wrap-around services to break the cycle of poverty.

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Bay Area Community
Services (BACS)


(text or call)

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Catholic Charities
East Bay (CCEB)



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East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) 



(ask for housing intake)

The program is made possible by funding from generous donors, including Kaiser Permanente, Crankstart, and San Francisco Foundation. The City of Oakland is supporting the program through fundraising and staff support.

Hear from our KOH Partners:

How We Prevent Displacement