Welcome to Providence House Oakland, a diverse and vibrant apartment community in the Uptown neighborhood. Our 34 one-bedroom and 6 two-bedroom apartments were designed and built especially for households with a disabled member.
Founded in 1991, Providence House is a well-designed, beautifully maintained, HUD-subsidized housing program. In addition to providing tenants with a safe place to home in a vibrant community, we also provide services coordination to help residents find and access local resources and services.
“I feel rich staying here and I found friends and learn from them.” –Providence House Resident
In order to submit an application for housing at Providence House Oakland, you must meet the following initial eligibility requirements. Other eligibility criteria for housing will be verified when an application reaches the top of the wait list (e.g. criminal background check, student status, etc.).
- At the time of application, the head of household, spouse or co-head of household must be 18 years of age or older with a verifiable disability*
- Maximum household size for a one-bedroom apartment is 2 persons
- Minimum household size for a two-bedroom apartment is 2 persons, and maximum is 4 persons
- Applicants must disclose their social security numbers at the time of application, and will be required to provide documentation during the initial eligibility process
- Household income must be at or below HUD’s financial criteria for receiving rental assistance, which is 50% of the Area Median Income for Alameda County, CA. HUD income limits as of June 25th, 2021 are as follows:
- 1-Person Household: $47,950
- 2-Person Household: $54,800
- 3-Person Household: $61,650
- 4-Person Household: $68,500
- 1-Person Household: $47,950
*HUD Income Limits are subject to change without notice
Please review the Tenant Selection Plan for further eligibility requirements that may impact eligibility for housing.
*Please note that at Providence House Oakland, applicants may qualify for priority placement on the waitlist if they qualify for one or more specific preferences, which must be verifiable. Applicants whose income is below 30% of the Area Median Income, who are homeless, are paying more than 50% of their income for rent, or are in danger of being involuntarily displaced, or who have disabling HIV or AIDS receive preference on the waitlist. Those who meet all three preferences are placed above those that meet two, one or none of the preferences. Please review the Tenant Selection Plan for further information.
Every apartment in our four-story building is wheelchair accessible and comes with all the comforts of home. We have 34 one-bedroom and 6 two-bedroom apartments and our secure building has an elevator.
Some of our one- and two-bedroom apartments are designed with roll in showers for applicants/residents who require that feature. All units have grab bars in the bathroom.
All units and common areas have strobes and horns for fire alarm, and applicants/tenants with hearing impairment can request strobe-light doorbells.
- Full kitchen
- Private bathroom with a tub or walk-in/roll-in shower, complete with grab bars and an emergency pull cord
- Closets in the entry way, living room, bedroom and bathroom
- ADA compliant apartments available
- Open living space
- Shared laundry facilities
- Welcoming community spaces, including raised garden beds, a television lounge, an outdoor patio and a community room
On-site support services include:
- Social services coordination
- 24 hour staffing for emergencies
One small pet is allowed with a pet deposit.
Our well-maintained landscaping and a community garden provide respite from the urban surroundings, and a patio offers residents the opportunity enjoy the outdoors with the benefit of a lush, green hedge providing privacy from the street.
We provide a mix of recreational and educational programming for our residents. We offer a weekly art class, bimonthly neighborhood meetings and various luncheons and holiday celebrations throughout the year.
These two documents provide important information to you about living in subsidized housing. We encourage you to review them both before completing your application.
The Tenant Selection Plan provides further detail about eligibility, application/verification procedures, screening criteria, waitlist order, unit occupancy standards, reasonable accommodations, and more.
The EIV And You Brochure describes HUD’s Enterprise Income Verification system, which we are required to use to verify sources and amounts of income.
Interested in living at Oakland Providence House? Follow these steps to check your eligibility, review some important information about applying for and living in HUD subsidized housing and complete your application.
Completed applications must be printed, signed and mailed to the management office of the House(s) you’re applying to. Applicants who appear to meet all eligibility requirements will be added to the wait list and will be contacted when their application nears the top.
The housing wait list is currently closed due to a large volume of applications in process. We are not accepting new applications at this time, and do not anticipate re-opening the wait list until 2021.
You may contact the office at any time to check on the status of your application. If your phone number or address changes, or you have a change in household composition, income, or other circumstances that may affect your application, you must contact the office to update information on your application.
It may be helpful to bookmark this page in your web browser, or make note of the office contact information and the date you applied for housing.
Located in Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood, Providence House is just two blocks away from major bus lines and seven blocks away from a BART station. You’ll have easy access to grocery stores including a Grocery Outlet half a mile away and a specialty ethnic grocery store down the block.
When it comes to your health and wellness, the Alta Bates Summit Hospital and Medical center is one mile away, a neighborhood pharmacy is two blocks away and there are a few national pharmacy stores within one mile.
Located in the heart of Oakland’s art scene, we are close to many attractions and entertainment options. The Oakland Art Murmur and Oakland’s First Fridays are both half a block away and we are just blocks from the Fox Theater and the Paramount Theater. In addition, Jack London Square, Lake Merritt and the Oakland Museum of California are all within two miles.
There are several places of worship within walking distance or a short bus ride of our apartments. Both the Downtown Oakland Senior Center and a Social Security Office are half a mile away, there is a U.S. Post Office one mile away and the Oakland Main Library is a little over a mile away.