Resources for Flood Damage to Property

Published on February 10, 2023

The Rent Program has been receiving many inquiries from tenants whose homes have become uninhabitable following recent winter storms. We encourage any tenant who has been displaced from their rental unit through no fault of their own to reach out to the Rent Program at 510-747-7520 or

Temporary Relocation

The City's Rent Ordinance does contain a right to temporary relocation payments, but the rules are complicated and each case often has a unique set of circumstances. Please contact the Rent Program and staff will be happy to go over the regulations in detail with you. 

We also recommend that displaced tenants also reach out to the City's Code Enforcement division at 510-747-6818 to start the process of verifying that the unit is uninhabitable.

Additional information on temporary relocation payments can be found on our FAQ page.

FEMA Disaster Relief

If the storms and flooding between December 27, 2022, and January 31, 2023, caused damage to your home or business, you can apply for financial support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Applications may be filed online at the Disaster Assistance website.

In-person assistance is available at two new Disaster Recovery Centers in Alameda County opening Friday, February 10. The center closest to Alameda is located at 7001 Oakport St., Oakland. Another center is located at 4825 Gleason Dr., Dublin. Both centers will be open daily through February 24, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Each center has translation services available. Applications for FEMA assistance are due on March 16.

Additional informational material on the disaster declaration and applying for assistance are available at






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