Alameda County

For Renters/Tenants and Owner/Manager

  • Berkeley Business Continuity Grants: The City of Berkeley has launched the Berkeley Business Continuity Grants, an emergency relief fund with an allocation of $1 million to help mitigate COVID-19 related financial losses that Berkeley’s small businesses have suffered. To apply, complete an online application form. If you have additional questions about the relief fund or the application process, contact OED staff at oedmailbox@cityofberkeley.info or call (510) 981-7530.
  • Berkeley Arts Organization Continuity Grants: The City of Berkeley has launched the Berkeley Arts Organization Continuity Grants, an emergency relief fund with an allocation of $1 million to help mitigate COVID-19 related financial losses that Berkeley’s arts organizations have suffered. Through this program the City of Berkeley is making grants of up to $25,000 available to Berkeley-based nonprofit arts organizations as early gap funding to help stabilize these organizations as they grapple with the initial financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. To sign up, email civicarts@cityofberkeley.info or call (510) 981-7539.
  • Berkeley’s COVID-19 Housing Retention Grants: Berkeley’s Housing Retention Program provides grant assistance to Berkeley residents at risk of eviction. Approved households can receive up to $5,000 as a one-time grant, and an additional one-time grant of up to $10,000 during the specified COVID-19 emergency. If you meet the eligibility criteria and wish to apply, contact East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) at (510) 548-4040, and dial ext. 695. Leave a message and a member of the ECBLC intake team will return your call.
  • Oakland Undocumented Relief Fund (O.U.R) : O.U.R. Fund is a relief fund for workers who live or work in Oakland, have lost their jobs or had their hours cut as a result of the Coronavirus and the shelter in place orders, and are ineligible for unemployment insurance and federal relief programs. O.U.R. Fund is a project of Centro Legal de la Raza. To apply, an online form be submitted to be added to a waitlist for a $500 relief grant. The online form is also available in Spanish.