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Oakland City Council to Vote on Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium on Friday

Oakland tenants may soon be protected from eviction due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  On March 27, 2020, the Oakland City Council will discuss and vote on a possible moratorium on evictions due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. The proposed Oakland Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium prohibits eviction of tenants affected by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 ...

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Oakland Coronavirus Eviction Moratorium Proposed to Protect Oakland Tenants

Oakland tenants can look forward to potential critical tenant rights as the Oakland City Council has taken an active response to the Coronavirus pandemic. On March 11, 2020, the Oakland City Council voted to formally request that the Alameda County Superior Court halt until April 7th. Additionally, a Coronavirus eviction ...

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Oakland Tenants Now Have Ban the Box Rights in Housing

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, Oakland became the first city in California to ban criminal background checks in nearly all rental housing units. The Fair Chance Housing Ordinance, effective immediately, prohibits landlords from conducting criminal background checks on prospective tenants. Covered units include subsidized affordable and nonprofit housing units. Accessory ...

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Oakland Rent Ordinance Basics

The Oakland Rent Ordinance consists of a rent control component, which protects tenants from drastic rent increases, and a just cause for eviction component, which limits when a landlord may serve an eviction. Despite providing tenants numerous protections, the Oakland Rent Ordinance does not cover every tenancy. Continue reading to ...

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