City of Oakland

City of Oakland Planning & Building Department Announces RFP For Proactive Rental Inspection Program

Oakland’s Planning & Building Department Announces Request for Proposals for Proactive Rental Inspection Program in this press release to Zennie Abraham’s Zennie62Media.

Oakland, CA – The City of Oakland’s Planning & Building Department has released a Request for Proposals to develop its Proactive Rental Inspection Program (PRIP). The main objective of the PRIP is to conduct proactive inspections of residential rental units in Oakland creating a system that promotes proactive habitability inspection and tenant safety.

“Ultimately, the focus and goal of the Program is to enforce safe and healthy rental housing for all Oaklanders,” said William Gilchrist, Director of Planning & Building. “These inspections will help to improve living conditions and quality of life for City residents.”

The City of Oakland is home to approximately 440,000 residents and includes approximately 95,000 rental units. The consultants and firms applying to work with Oakland to develop the PRIP will be charged with fulfilling a scope of services that includes establishing a rental registry, recommending protocols for program management, and creating content for property-owner trainings and community education and engagement.

Ultimately, the mission of this program is to improve quality of life and quality of property by taking a proactive approach focusing on removing and preventing blight, identifying serious concerns like mold, lead paint, insufficient plumbing, and structural damage.

For more information on submitting an RFQ visit

Department Contact Information:

Planning Counter (510) 238-3911 | Building Counter (510) 238-3891

Customers can leave a message and receive a return phone call within 48 hours.

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