Housing & Community Development

The Department of Housing and Community Development is dedicated to improving Oakland's neighborhoods and to making sure all Oaklanders have safe and affordable housing.

Homeless Prevention Services- Request for Proposal (RFP)

The City of Oakland’s Housing and Community Development (HCD) Department seeks a collaborative of partnering agencies to provide homelessness prevention and housing stability program services for the most vulnerable of Oakland residents. Oakland HCD is releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for homelessness prevention services in the amount of $2.3 million to address selected root causes of homelessness and provide stability for a portion of Oakland’s most vulnerable residents. Through this RFP, Oakland HCD seeks to advance racial equity by removing barriers to long-term housing for Black, veteran, formerly incarcerated, and other Oakland residents most likely to experience homelessness.

Program service design must include a racial equity approach aligned with the City’s for the provision of services that may include, but not limited to flexible financial assistance, wrap-around services for removing barriers to accessing housing including legal support and financial stability services, and outreach and referral. The RFP will be available beginning Monday, November 14th. Responses will be due on Monday, December 5th at 5pm.

Please contact cde@staging.oaklandca.gov for more information.

A pre-submission information session was held via Zoom on Wednesday, November 16th at 10am and can be viewed at:

GMT20221116-175604_Recording_2560x1440_Trim.mp4 (sharepoint.com) or


As of June 6, the City of Oakland’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) program will begin reviewing waitlist applications that were submitted between January 7 and March 31, 2022. View more information about the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Application Information

*June 6, 2022 Update:

As of June 6, the City of Oakland’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) program will begin reviewing waitlist applications that were submitted between January 7 and March 31, 2022. We will review and process eligible applications, as funding allows.

Oakland residents will be contacted by one of our partner agencies (BACS, EDC, EBALDC & Safe Passages) within the next 30-45 business days. No further action is needed from you, at this time.

Thank you for your continued patience.

The City of Oakland ERAP Team

March 31, 2022 Update: The ERAP application website is no longer accepting applications. Alternative resources that may offer assistance:

Landlord and Tenant Mediation may be available through:

Other resources are available through AllHome California and East Bay Housing Organization.

In compliance with State law AB832, landlords may still contact housingassistance@staging.oaklandca.gov or call 510.238.6182 to inquire about their tenant’s emergency rental assistance application status. Landlords must provide the name of the tenant, complete address, phone number, email, and the tenant’s unique application ID number and/or a copy of a rental agreement.


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Portrait of Christina Mun

Christina Mun

Interim Director, Housing & Community Development

Christina Mun is serving as Interim Director of HCD effective September 10, 2022. Christina has made a significant impact in HCD over the past two years. Since joining the City in 2020, Christina has guided policy and data work for the Department and overseen the multifamily and small homeowner lending teams. She has also led the City’s efforts to secure new sources of funding to meet the City’s urgent need for affordable housing, including over $72M in State HCD Homekey awards for 276 units for Oaklanders experiencing homelessness. Christina was appointed Acting Deputy Director in 2021 and became Deputy Director of Housing Development earlier this year. Ms. Mun brings more than 15 years of experience in affordable housing development and policy, including at the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development and the leading NYC municipal housing agencies. She is a Bay Area local and proud graduate of UC Berkeley (Master of City Planning) and UC San Diego (B.A. Urban Studies).

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