The City’s Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance went into effect on October 18. The City Council adopted the ordinance on September 18, 2017 after a year of public meetings and community input to address concerns about residential tenant displacement.
The new Ordinance provides financial assistance from the property owner for eligible tenants who receive tenancy termination notices including a rent increase of greater than 12%. Eligible tenants may receive the higher of three months of current rent or three months of current regional fair market rent set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Tenants with “special circumstance households” members may receive an additional $1,000 per unit if their household includes an elderly person, person with a disability, or children under 18 years of age. The ordinance limits the total relocation assistance amount to $7,000 per rental unit.
The City created a Tenant Relocation Assistance webpage containing useful information for landlords and tenants including eligibility requirements, exemptions to the ordinance, required landlord noticing, and a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) guide to answer practical questions about the new ordinance. For further information, please contact the City’s Housing Services Division at (510) 577-6005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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One of the most diverse cities in the nation located at the center of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area, San Leandro is a safe, vibrant community of 89,000 residents with well-maintained neighborhoods, excellent public libraries, twenty-one public parks, quality local schools, and a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The western border of the city consists of over eight miles of pristine shoreline and amenities on San Francisco Bay while a regional park and nature areas fall on the eastern border. San Leandro businesses enjoy multiple advantages including close proximity to the Oakland International Airport and Port of Oakland, two major freeways, two BART stations, and access to a large and well-educated workforce. Through a public-private partnership known as Lit San Leandro (www.LitSanLeandro.com), a fiber optic network encircles San Leandro’s industrial and commercial core offering businesses virtually unlimited internet connectivity.
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