COVID–19: RENT RELIEF

UPDATED NOVEMBER 16, 2022

Rental Assistance

As a reminder, residents of Alameda County are still protected from most evictions until 60 days after the expiration of the local health emergency. Renters in El Cerrito and Richmond still have some protections, too. Learn more about emergency tenant protections in your area and find a legal service provider who can help you understand your rights.

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Programs (ERAP) in the East Bay have now closed. However, you may be able to find more limited financial assistance depending on where you live.

Oakland — CLOSED

Oakland’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is now closed. You may also be able to access emergency financial assistance through Alameda County Housing Secure. You can apply by contacting any of the legal service providers listed on their website.

Fremont — CLOSED

Fremont’s program is now closed. You may be able to access emergency financial assistance through AC Housing Secure. You can apply by contacting any of the legal service providers listed on their website.

Alameda County (outside of Oakland and Fremont) – CLOSED

Alameda County’s program is now closed. You may be able to access emergency financial assistance through Alameda County Housing Secure. You can apply by contacting any of the legal service providers listed on their website.

Contra Costa County – CLOSED

The State’s program, which operated in Contra Costa County, is now closed.

If you have additional questions, or see information that looks out-of-date, please email staff@ebho.org

Get More Information

For information on emergency tenant protections, see our page on COVID–19 Eviction Moratoriums.

You can see a full list of housing support services in the East Bay, including how and where to apply for permanently affordable housing, in our Affordable Housing Resource Guide in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

To understand more about how Affordable Housing works, see our page explaining how to find housing or our video on the subject, which has information on how to secure a rental home that provides rental subsidy support.