Emergency Rental Assistance Program in Alameda County

Oakland CA

Eviction Moratorium in Alameda County

NOTICE: We have received more grant requests than we presently have available funds. We continue to prioritize delivering cash to those in most need.

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors updated its prior eviction moratorium ordinance on August 4, 2020, to ensure that all tenants and homeowners in the county can shelter-in-place during this crisis. With rare exceptions, this emergency ordinance prohibits any evictions anywhere in the County. The ordinance gives tenants a 12-month grace period to repay their rent. This ordinance is set to expire 60 days after the local health emergency has been lifted. Violators are subject to a $1000 fine and may face legal actions.

Are You Eligible for Emergency Rental Assistance in Alameda County?

(All three must be true in order to be eligible)

  • Are you struggling financially and looking for help with your primary residence’s rent and/or utilities?
  • Has anyone in the home experienced a reduction/loss of income, major expenses, or other financial troubles as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, either directly or indirectly? OR have you been eligible for unemployment benefits since March 13, 2020?
  • Can anyone in your household demonstrate that they are at risk of homelessness or housing insecurity, that they have past-due rent or utilities, or that they are living in unsafe living conditions?
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