The City of Oakland’s Keep Oakland Housed program is a coordinated strategy that has been assisting renters facing eviction and displacement since its launch in 2018. Renters with low incomes can obtain emergency rental assistance through the initiative, made possible through grants from Kaiser Permanente, Crankstart, and the San Francisco Foundation (SFF). Through a partnership with three nonprofit partners (Bay Area Community Services, Catholic Charities East Bay, and the East Bay Community Law Center), Keep Oakland Housed also provides legal representation, emergency financial services, and support services for those at risk of losing their homes. Those who are especially vulnerable, such as those who are at high risk of immediate homelessness or are in an otherwise unstable situation, can also receive comprehensive Housing Problem Solving support. 

  • Bay Area Community Services
  • Catholic Charities East Bay
  • City of Oakland
  • Crankstart
  • East Bay Community Law Center
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • San Francisco Foundation (SFF)