Rental Housing Committee

Rental Housing Committee

The Rental Housing Committee (RHC) is established by the voter-approved Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act (CSFRA), and consists of five members and one alternate member. It is tasked with implementing and administering the CSFRA. Click here for updates on the CSFRA.

RHC Members

The Committee consists of:

  • Emily Ramos (Chair)
  • Susyn Almond (Vice-Chair)
  • Matthew Grunewald
  • Julian Pardo de Zela
  • Nicole Haines-Livesay (Alternate)

View the Roster for additional information.

Rental Housing Committee Duties

Pursuant to the CSFRA, the Committee’s powers and duties include:

  • Set Rents at fair and equitable levels. 
  • Establish rules and regulations for administration and enforcement of the CSFRA.
  • Determine and publicize the Annual General Adjustment.
  • Appoint Hearing Officers to conduct hearings on Petitions for individual Rent Adjustments.
  • Adjudicate petitions and issue decisions with orders for appropriate relief.
  • Administer oaths and affirmations and subpoena witnesses and relevant documents.
  • Establish a budget.
  • Administer the withdrawal process for the removal of Rental Units from the rental housing market.
  • Hold public hearings.
  • Conduct studies, surveys, investigations and hearings.
  • Report periodically to City Council.
  • Publicize the provisions of the CSFRA.
  • Establish a schedule of Penalties for non-compliance.
  • Pursue civil remedies in courts of appropriate jurisdiction, subject to City Council approval.
  • Intervene as an interested party in litigation with respect to Covered Rental Units, subject to City Council approval.
  • Any other duties necessary to administer and enforce the CSFRA.

ANNOUNCEMENT: JUne 1, 2020 Rental Housing Committee Meeting WILL BE HELD REMOTELY

The RHC Meeting scheduled for Monday, June 1, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. will be held remotely.

Members of the Public wishing to participate or watch the meeting or provide public comment may do so by registering here.

View the 2020 RHC meeting schedule here

Council Chambers
City Hall, 2nd Floor
500 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA 94041

Meeting dates and location are subject to change.


Agendas will be posted at least 72 hours in advance
(You may also view the Current Agenda on the bulletin board by the front doors of City Hall at 500 Castro Street.)

Additional Information

The Community Development Department's Rent Stabilization Program supports the Rental Housing Committee. For additional information, please contact the Rent Stabilization Program at (650) 903-6125 or by email at