City Homekey Program

About the City of Oakland Homekey Request for Proposals (RFP)

The City of Oakland Department of Housing and Community Development (City) sought proposals for permanent and/or interim affordable housing for homeless and formerly homeless individuals and households through a Request for Proposals (City Homekey RFP). Only teams that were qualified through the City’s previous 2021 Homekey Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process were eligible to submit proposals through this RFP. Qualified Homekey teams are posted below:

Qualified Homekey Sponsor Teams

  • Through this RFP, the City selected projects to co-apply with sponsors to the State Homekey NOFA. The City will be the lead applicant on all Oakland Homekey projects. Teams must co-apply with the City and cannot apply to the State Homekey NOFA outside of the City's RFP process.
  • Although the State is offering pre-consultations for potential applicants, the City will use this RFP to determine which projects will move forward to schedule pre-consultations with the State. Teams should not attempt to schedule pre-consultations with the State before their project has been selected to move forward through this RFP.
  • The City encourages teams to visit the State Homekey webpage for training and other program materials.

City Homekey RFP

The Oakland Homekey RFP response period closed on 11/18. City will not accept any more proposals at this time.

Download the City Homekey RFP Materials:

City Homekey RFP (PDF)


Exhibit A: Required City Certifications (PDF)

Exhibit B: State Homekey Workbook (Excel)

Exhibit C: City of Oakland Workbook (Excel)

Seller Lists

In order to share information on potential properties, the City accepted Interest forms from people who were interested in buying or leasing their property to a Homekey project. This list is below. You can also view the list of City- owned sites that are available for qualified Homekey Development Teams.

Seller Expression of Interest Form Responses

View the List of City Owned Sites

RFQ Timeline

  • June 25, 2021

    City of Oakland Homekey RFQ released

  • July 15, 2021

    City of Oakland Homekey RFQ Q&A

  • September 2, 2021

    City of Oakland Homekey RFQ Closed

  • September 9, 2021

    State HCD issued Homekey NOFA

  • September 30, 2021

    Qualified Homekey teams selected

  • October 18, 2021

    City issued Homekey Request for Proposals (RFP) to sponsors qualified under City Homekey RFQ.

  • October 25, 2021 - 2pm

    City of Oakland Homekey RFP Q&A Session

    Q&A Session Slides

  • November 18, 2021 - 4pm

    Homekey RFP responses due to City

  • December 2021 (TBD)

    Recommended Homekey applications and funding requests presented to City Council

  • January 2021 (TBD)

    City and sponsors submit Homekey applications to State

  • February 2021 (TBD)

    State awards Homekey funding through NOFA process

  • September 1, 2026

    City qualified Homekey sponsor pool expires

City Homekey RFQ (closed)

The City of Oakland Department of Housing and Community Development issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for qualified housing sponsors to own, operate, and provide services for permanent affordable housing for homeless and formerly homeless individuals and households. The Oakland Homekey RFQ was closed and is no longer accepting submissions. A qualified pool of sponsors was selected. The qualified sponsor pool will be valid for up to five years.

Download the City Homekey RFQ Materials:

Download PDF of RFQ

Homekey RFQ Question & Answer List

Homekey RFQ Q&A Presentation Slides

Meeting Attendee List