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 residential rent increases in rent-controlled units until 60 days after the City Council rescinds the local emergency, which has not happened yet
  • Fund legal services for low-income tenants 

RESOURCES 

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

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

Help For City of Alameda Renters During COVID-19
(revised 5/15/22)

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, 240KB) a PDF(PDF, 240KB) of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for Alameda Renters and Landlords.

Click here(PDF, 239KB) 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, free and low-cost legal services may be available.  Please refer to the Legal Services page of the Alameda Rent Program web site for more information.

Information for Tenants of City-Owned Buildings

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