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City Of Oakland Gets $37M In CARES Act Funding With $5M For Renters, Homeowners

City of Oakland Receives Nearly $37M in CARES Act Funding – $5M for Renters & Homeowners

Oakland – The City of Oakland received $36.9 million in State of California CARES Act funding. Five million dollars of those funds were allocated for renter and homeowner relief through the Keep Oakland Housed (KOH) partnership of KOH nonprofit partners and other nonprofit organizations. This funding will provide one-time financial assistance to low-income renters and homeowners impacted by COVID-19. The application period opens today, September 1, 2020.

The City’s Housing & Community Development (HCD) Department is the lead manager of the program. The KOH partnership will disperse funds to eligible applicants, with each nonprofit leading the application process for their organization.

Renter applicants may contact:

Bay Area Community Services (BACS) |

(510) 899-9289 (call) | (510) 759-4877 (text)

Catholic Charities East Bay | | (510) 768-3100
Centro Legal de la Raza | | (510) 422-5669

Homeowner applicants may contact:

Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA) | | (510) 271-8443 x300

Applicants must be current Oakland residents, a low-income individual or household, and at risk of losing their home.

Funding is extremely limited, and applications will be prioritized based on need, severity of COVID-19 impact, and funding availability.

The City of Oakland’s Moratorium on Evictions remains in place until the lifting of the local emergency order by the City Council. For more information visit the City’s website at:

For more information on the Keep Oakland Housed COVID-19 Relief Financial Assistance program contact: City of Oakland Housing and Community Development, Housing Resource Center at (510) 238-6182.

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