Effective July 1, 2021: The maximum allowable rent increase for covered rent-controlled units in the City of Oakland will be 1.9%.
Rent Adjustment Program
The mission of the Rent Adjustment Program is to promote community stability, healthy housing, and diversity for Oakland residents, while preventing illegal rent increases and evictions, and ensuring a fair return for property owners.
File Rent Adjustment Petitions and Responses
File Rent Adjustment Program tenant or property owner petitions or responses.
File and Manage Eviction Notices
Upload & manage eviction notices online or view Citywide eviction data.
Contact a Housing Counselor
Navigating the housing process can be challenging. Ask us before you act!
Hearings, Mediations, and Appeals
Learn more information about free mediations, formal hearings, and the appeal process.
View My Rent Adjustment Program Case
Log into OakAPPs to view your Rent Adjustment Cases.
Pay Rent Adjustment Program Fees
Property Owners can pay their annual Rent Adjustment Program fee online.
News and Updates
The City of Oakland Rent Adjustment Program's Eviction Portal is now open! The public may view citywide eviction data and trends and property owners may file copies of eviction notices within 10 days after it is served on the tenant.
Are you a tenant in Oakland? Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities under Oakland’s Rent and Just Cause for Eviction Ordinances. Topics include rent levels and rent control, security deposits, repairs, harassment, and evictions.
Are you a tenant or property owner in Oakland? Please join us for an overview of your rights and responsibilities on security deposits. Topics will include a discussion of security deposits, deductions, timing, and resources to resolve disputes.
Rent Adjustment Program Annual Report Video
Press the play button below to watch the Rent Adjustment Program's Annual Report Video for fiscal years 2018-19 & 2019-20. To view the full PDF document of the Annual Report, click here.
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 Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase and 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.
Due to the Shelter-in-Place Order issued on March 16, 2020, all in-person counseling and form drop-offs have been canceled. Please read the information below carefully to find the best way to contact us.
Phone: (510) 238-3721
The Rent Adjustment Program’s Housing Counselors are available by phone Monday through Thursday, 9:30am to 4:30pm to answer any RAP or housing-related questions you might have. Topics can be, but are not limited to, tenant and property owner issues and concerns, Oakland rental housing laws, or how to file petitions or responses with RAP. Calls are generally limited to 10 minutes per person.
If you would prefer an email response, you can email us. RAP strives to return all emails within a twenty-four-hour timeframe.
Contact a RAP Housing Counselor: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in your email: your full name, your telephone number, and your address.
Hearings Unit: If you have issues or questions relating to your pending case, you must contact your Case Analyst directly. If you do not know who your Case Analyst is, you can email email@example.com to find that information, or you can look up your case information here.
Petition and Response Review/Filing: You have the option to schedule an appointment for review of your petition or response before filing. To schedule an appointment for review, email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not want your petition or response reviewed and are ready to file, please submit your petition or response to email@example.com .
Address: 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313, Oakland, CA 94612
Due to the Shelter-in-Place Order, we are no longer accepting in-person petition and related materials. All new petitions and petition-related documents can be submitted by mail to the address above.
All documents for Ellis Act cases must be mailed to 250 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313, Oakland, CA 94612.
Online Petition Filing
We also offer an online portal where you can fill out and submit your petitions and all petition-related forms online. Click here to access the portal.
Request a Form
General forms can be found on our website. For property owner forms, click here. For tenant forms, click here. If you cannot find the RAP form that you are looking for, you can email the Rent Adjustment Program at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain it.
Request a Document/Public Records Request (PRR)
To request documents related to a case, you can either complete the Request for Copies form and email it to email@example.com or make a Public Records Request (PRR) here. Please note that all PRRs are public information. You can look up certain information related to cases through the RAP database.
Join the Email List
If you would like to receive emails about upcoming events or updates from the Rent Adjustment Program, please sign up! Please use the link below to add your name and email to our list for future updates.