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A Residential Seismic Retrofits Grants May Soon Be Available for Eligible Oakland Property Owners!

The City of Oakland has requested a federal funding for two programs that provides grant for Oakland property owners that are interested in seismic retrofitting their property. If the City of Oakland receives the funds, property owners will be contacted to complete a full application.

The criteria to participate in the programs are as follow:

1. Homeowners – Must be a single family home or 2-4 unit property located in Oakland, and must be occupied by the homeowner. Rental Properties are not eligible unless the owner occupies at least one of the units.

2. Soft Story Apartments – Must be located in Oakland, with over 5 units, over 2 stories, built before 1991, and with a “soft story” beneath habitable living space.

Qualified owners can download and submit a questionnaire. If the City of Oakland receives grant funding for the program, applicants will be contacted and invited to submit a full application.

Homeowner Questionnaire: http://bit.ly/2cO1PgT

Soft Story Apartments Questionnaire: http://bit.ly/2dqHS1D

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