Housing Assistance Center

The City of Oakland’s Housing Assistance Center offers a streamlined, one-stop approach to housing services and resource referral for Oakland homeowners, tenants, and landlords. The Center is also partnering with other public and nonprofit agencies to enhance access to a broad range of housing-related services for Oaklanders.

Housing Resource Center resources

  • Referral to City, nonprofit, private, and other public resources
  • Housing advocacy to help Center customers navigate access to housing services
  • Streamlined information to City-funded housing services including:
    • Foreclosure prevention and mitigation assistance for homeowners
    • Loans and grants for residential rehabilitation, home repair and energy retrofits for eligible residents
    • Information about first-time homebuyers’ assistance and workshops
    • Tenant petitions and landlord/tenant mediation through the Rent Adjustment Program

Information and referrals

  • Listings for emergency, transition and affordable housing
  • County programs for healthy housing services
  • Home repair, weatherization, and energy efficiency services
  • Financial resources for homeowners and tenants
  • Counseling and legal services for tenants; landlord support resources

Community and customer facilities

  • Resource wall with brochures, forms, listings and applications for housing services
  • Large conference room for workshops, trainings and meetings
  • Private rooms for client intake and consultations