CITY OF EL CERRITO RENT REGISTRY ORDINANCE EFFECTIVE JUNE 20, 2019 - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
California Tenants: A Guide to Residential Tenants' and Landlords" Rights and Responsibilities
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In April 2021, the rent cap was 8.8% (5% + 3.8% of the CPI).
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics here.
Assembly Bill 1110: Rent Increases: Noticing. Effective January 1, 2020
This law amends Civil Code § 827(b), requiring a 90-day notice, rather than a 60-day notice, if the landlord serves a residential tenant with a notice of rent increase of more than 10 percent. Please visit the California Legislative Information website here for details and legal requirements.Senate Bill 329: Discrimination: housing: source of income. Effective January 1, 2020
Discrimination: housing: source of income. This bill adds federal, state or local public assistance or federal, state or local housing subsidies (such as Section 8) to the definition of source of income. The bill makes it illegal to reject a prospective tenant solely based on the applicant’s use of a Section 8 federal housing choice voucher or any other federal, state or local public assistance or housing subsidies. It will require landlords to treat voucher holders like any other applicant, except that when qualifying the applicant for income you can only use the applicant’s portion of the rent to determine whether the applicant meets the rent-to-income ratio. The law also prohibits “No Section 8” and similar advertisements. Please visit the California Legislative Information website here for details and legal requirement.
CITY OF EL CERRITO RENTAL Housing REQUIREMENTSFor a summary of other rental housing requirements in El Cerrito, please visit: www.el-cerrito.org/rentalhousing
The Strategy identified the following four policy pillars to guide the City’s affordable housing efforts:
- Leverage Private Development to Address Affordable Housing Needs
- Reduce the Risk of Displacement and Help Stabilize At-Risk Populations
- Encourage Development of Missing Middle Housing Types
- Increase Local Funding to Continue Support of Low Income and Special Needs Housing Development
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For more information, please contact Aissia Ashoori, Affordable Housing Analyst at email@example.com or 510.215.4361.