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Safer Housing for Oakland: "Soft Story" Rental Property Seismic Retrofit Grant Program
The Safer Housing for Oakland Program offers grants to rental property owners to finance seismic retrofits of “soft-story” buildings in Oakland. Grants cover 75% of total allowable costs and the required owner match is 25%. Funds are limited and not all eligible applicants will receive a grant. Applicants selected to move forward will be contacted and required to submit 8 photographs from specified angles. All questions below must be answered; incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applying for seismic retrofit grant funds is strictly voluntary.
APPLICATIONS FOR THE SAFER HOUSING FOR OAKLAND PROGRAM ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.
The application period for the Safer Housing for Oakland Program closed at 5 pm PST on February 24, 2017.
Selected properties have been forwarded to the funding agencies for their review and approval for both ESHP and SHOP as of March 24, 2017. We will be in touch with property owners as we receive updates from our funding agencies. We appreciate your patience. For other inquiries please feel free to email us.
SHOP applicants may review the program description, photograph requirement instructions, and Frequently Asked Questions below for more information.
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If you have any questions please contact our office at: firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Oakland
Housing and Community Development- Safer Housing for Oakland Program
250 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, 5th Floor, Suite 5313
Oakland, California 94612