Tenant Resources

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alameda City Council has taken action to:

  • Add eviction protections for residential and commercial tenants
  • Create rent relief programs for residential tenants and small businesses
  • Stop rent increases in rent-controlled units through the end of 2020
  • Fund legal services for low-income tenants

ALAMEDA COUNTY HAS RENTAL FUNDS AVAILABLE

The Alameda County Housing Secure Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ACHS-ERAP) is currently accepting applications. ACHS-ERAP will help income-eligible households pay rent and utilities, both for past due and future payments. The federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 provides funding to support the program. For information about the ACHS-ERAP, its guidelines or application, please visit the website: www.ac-housingsecure.org/.

Please note that this Program differs from the City of Alameda Program.  Therefore, regardless of your application with the City of Alameda Emergency Rent Relief Program, you may apply to the ACHS-ERAP.

RESOURCES

Click here(PDF, 152KB)  to download Help For City of Alameda Renters During COVID-19

Click here(PDF, 672KB) to download COVID-19 Renter Resource Guide

Click here(PDF, 673KB) to download COVID-19 Property Owner Resource Guide

The Alameda County Housing Secure Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ACHS-ERAP) is accepting applications.

ACHS-ERAP will help income-eligible households pay rent and utilities, both for past due and future payments. The federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 provides funding to support the program. For information about the ACHS-ERAP, its guidelines or application, please visit the website: www.ac-housingsecure.org/.

Please note that this Program differs from the City of Alameda Program.  Therefore, regardless of your application status with the City of Alameda Emergency Rent Relief Program, you may apply to the ACHS-ERAP.

Help For City of Alameda Renters During COVID-19
(revised 9/30/21)

On March 17, 2020, the Alameda City Council declared a local emergency to protect the public's health and safety in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. That emergency declaration is still in effect as of September 2021, as is the State of California’s emergency declaration.

The City Council has taken these emergency actions to help renters during the pandemic:

  • Added eviction protections for residential and commercial tenants
  • Created rent relief programs for residential tenants and small businesses
  • Stopped residential rent increases in rent-controlled units (until 60 days after the City Council rescinds the local emergency, which has not happened yet)
  • Funded legal services for low-income residential tenants

For more information, please contact Sarah Henry, City of Alameda Public Information Officer, at 510-747-4714 or shenry@alamedaca.gov.

View online or download(PDF, 242KB) a PDF(PDF, 242KB) of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for Alameda Renters and Landlords.

Click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions & Answers document prepared for Alameda renters and tenants who have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 health emergency. 

For households of a certain income, you may receive free legal services and more information on how these Urgency Ordinances protect you by contacting Centro Legal De Le Raza at 510-437-1554. 

Information for Tenants of City-Owned Buildings

Please click here for more information for tenants of City-owned buildings.