Housing Counseling for Tenants and Landlords
Are you a renter who has questions about your rights and responsibilities? Are you a property owner who's looking for more information about The City of Oakland’s Rent Adjustment Program Ordinance? Get help for these or other rental housing related questions. Visit the library on Wednesday evenings from 5pm to 7pm for drop-in counseling with the City of Oakland’s Rent Adjustment Program staff for Oakland Rental Property Owners & Tenants.
1st Wednesday of the Month (Cantonese and English): Asian Branch Library, 388 9th St.
2nd Wednesday: 81st Avenue Branch Library, 1021 81st Ave.
3rd Wednesday (Spanish and English): César E. Chávez Branch Library, 3301 East 12th St., Ste. 271
4th Wednesday: West Oakland Branch Library, 1801 Adeline St.
About the Rent Adjustment Program
The Oakland City Council adopted the Rent Adjustment Program Ordinance (OMC Chapter 8.22) in 1980. This ordinance sets the maximum annual rent increase based on the annual CPI increase, handles rent adjustments for claims of decreases in housing services and handles other rent related matters. The purpose of this program is to foster fair housing for a diverse population of renters and enforce the Rent Adjustment Ordinance set out by the City of Oakland.
You can also contact a Rent Program Housing Counselor by calling (510) 238-3721 or visiting during drop-in hours at the Housing Resource Center on the 6th Floor of 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza See the their webpage for more information.