Oakland Rent Adjustment Program Owner Assistance

Small Property Owner Representation Services

To continue our mission to provide education, resources, community, and advocacy for rental housing providers, EBRHA is very excited to introduce our new Small Property Owner Representation Services (SPORS) program.

Small Property Owner Representation Services (SPORS) program graphicIn partnership with the City of Oakland's Rent Adjustment Program (RAP), EBRHA is providing small rental property owner/operator assistance and representation in Oakland Rent Adjustment Program (RAP) petition cases and in Housing, Residential Rent and Relocation Board (HRRRB) appeal proceedings. EBRHA will assist qualified owners/operators with the following:

  • Education and process review
  • Case preparation and document filing
  • Representation at hearings
  • Negotiating resolutions and agreements

Qualified applicants should ensure they comply with local laws and ordinances that govern rental properties in Oakland. The SPORS program assists small, lower-income rental housing providers pursuing an Oakland RAP claim or having a RAP claim against them from a renter. 

Our goal in launching this new pilot program is to educate property owners about their rights and responsibilities, connect them with the resources they need, eliminate dismissed cases due to filing errors, settle issues before they end up before the RAP board, and foster better relationships between renters and owners.

Apply Today

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EBRHA is accepting applications today and applying takes less than five (5) minutes. The program is also open to non-EBRHA members. Please pass the information along to other rental property owners you know who may need RAP assistance.

Eligible applicants must own eight (8) or fewer rental homes and have a total annual income below the Area Median Income (AMI). For more information about the SPORS program and how to apply, contact our RAP Specialists at 510.347.8505 or ERAP@ebrha.com

Having a tough time with your renter and need to file or respond to a claim? EBRHA is here to assist you through this difficult process. Don't wait, apply now! Our objective is to save property owners time and reduce costly proceedings. EBRHA understands that owning and managing rental housing is complex and having a resource to help you with challenging issues can make all the difference!

Apply Now