I have rent control
Great, you have rent control.
Then, you can file a petition with the Rent Adjustment Program in Oakland. This petition will further document what repair issues need fixing, as well as provide you with a pathway to rent adjustment for a period of time due to having to deal with habitability issues. The Rent Adjustment Program Petition is a three to four month process but it will allow the city to intervene. You may be eligible to pay less rent for a specific amount of time since not having a habitable unit means you don’t have full access to all the services you’re paying for. Start your petition.