Rent Stabilization Program


The Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act

The City of Mountain View's Rent Stabilization Program implements the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act (CSFRA), a voter approved measure (Measure V, 2016), to stabilize the community by reducing rental housing turnover in certain rental units. Program staff work with tenants and landlords to achieve the three main goals of the CSFRA:

  1. Stabilize rents
  2. Provide eviction protections
  3. Ensure a fair rate of return on investment for landlords

What units are covered?

Most apartments with 3 or more units are covered by the CSFRA. Units provided or subsidized by the government are not covered.

Fully Covered

Built before 1995

  • Both rent stabilization and
    eviction protections apply

Partially Covered

Built between 1995 and 2017

  • Only eviction protections

If you would like to check if your apartment complex is likely covered by the CSFRA, please click here and type in the property address in the search bar at the top of the page.

Information for Landlords

Information for Tenants


The full text of the CSFRA can be downloaded here

Contact Information and upcoming meetings

Contact Us! | 650-903-6136 | 298 Escuela Ave., Mountain View, CA 94040

Virtual Office Hours: Every Tuesday! 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Register here)

Housing and Eviction Help Center: 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month! Mountain View Public Library | 2nd Floor Program Room | 1-5 p.m. (Click here for more information.) 

Rental Housing Committee Meetings

View the 2023 RHC meeting schedule here. Meeting dates and location are subject to change.

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

    • Webinar ID: 937 7306 8363
    • March 27, 2023 RHC meeting is hybrid and can be attended in person or virtually
      7 p.m.
      City Hall, Council Chambers
      500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 


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.)

Upcoming Workshops and Events

Click here to view upcoming workshops and events.