- Community Development (CDBG)
- Development of Affordable Housing
- Finding Affordable Housing
- Foreclosure Assistance
- Homebuyer Assistance
- Housing Policy, Planning and Research
- Housing Repair & Rehab Programs
- Housing Services & Counseling
- Landlord Resources
- Loans & Grants for Housing
- Renter Resources
- Useful Links/Other Resources
Our Upcoming Events
Getting to our Offices
BART – Oakland City Center - 12th Street Station, 14th Street Exit
AC Transit – Several buses stop near the Center. Call 511 for specific routes.
Transit maps and schedules can be found at the 511 web site
Metered street parking is available.
Dalziel Building Garage (enter on 16th Street between Clay and San Pablo)
Clay Street Garage (enter on Clay Street between 14th and 16th Streets)
City Center West Garage (enter on Jefferson between 12th and 14th Streets)
Our Program Managers
Director: Michele Byrd
Community Development Block Grant Section
Manager: Lisa Brown
Coordinates the annual application process and allocation of federal CDBG funds for community development projects in Oakland. Also responsible for the administrating, monitoring, and evaluating public services and neighborhood improvement projects serving the seven Community Development Districts.
Housing Development Section and Homeownership Programs
Manager: Norma Thompson
Works with affordable housing developers, land trusts and other community organizations to increase the availability of affordable housing in Oakland through new and rehabilitated projects. Provides information, education and financial assistance to first-time homebuyers. Addresses issues of community reinvestment, predatory lending, and expansion of homeownership.
Rent Adjustment Section
Manager: Connie Taylor
Drop-in hours, Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m
Helps tenants and landlords understand local laws regarding rental rates, increases and evictions. Provides a hearing process and mediation to ensure that rent disputes are resolved in a fair and equitable manner.
Residential Lending and Rehabilitation Services Section
Manager: Loyd Ware
Provides technical and financial assistance for repairs to owner-occupied homes, and provides grants for accessibility modifications to owner-occupied and rental properties. Also includes the Loan Servicing unit, which handles loan payoffs, subordination requests and other matters regarding City loans for housing.