On November 8, 2016, the residents of the City of Mountain View voted to adopt Measure V, also known as the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act (“CSFRA”), to stabilize rents and provide just cause eviction protections for certain Rental Units in Mountain View. On September 11, 2017, the Rental Housing Committee has adopted a resolution, establishing December 23, 2016 as the effective date of the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act.
The full text of the CSFRA can be downloaded here: Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act
2018 AGA: The Rental Housing Committee of the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act (“CSFRA”) is charged with setting the rate that rents are allowed to be increased each year for existing tenancies in rent-stabilized units, also known as the Annual General Adjustment (“AGA”). On May 21, 2018, the Committee adopted an allowed rent increase for 2018 at 3.6%. This rent increase can be implemented from September 1, 2018 onwards.
2.6% Bankable Increase:The Committee also adopted a bankable 2.6% rent increase for inflationary effects experienced prior to September 1, 2016.
This bankable increase may not be imposed to prior to the adoption of a formal tenant hardship process and may only be applied by Landlords for tenancies described below:
Please note that the CSFRA only allows one rent increase per twelve-month period to be imposed on a tenant. Prior to a rent increase, a Landlord must provide at least thirty days’ advanced written notice in the manner prescribed by law. If a Landlord does not use any of the allowed rent increases in part or in whole, the remaining amount may be “banked” for future use. If a landlord decides to impose any of the previously banked rent increases and as a consequence the total imposed rent increase exceeds the Annual General Adjustment (AGA) for 2018, the landlord must include in its written notice to tenant, mandatory language as stipulated in Chapter 7 of the Regulations.
By end of June a template form, “Notice of 2018 Annual General Adjustment and/or Banked Increase of Rent”, will be available on the City’s website. For more information, please contact the Mountain View Rental Housing Helpline at (650) 282-2514 or contact CSFRA@housing.org.
To facilitate proper implementation of the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act the Rental Housing Committee request that owners/managers of residential multi-family rental units located within the City of Mountain View complete this registration form online. Use one registration form for EACH separate Assessor's Parcel Number.
Agendas will be posted at least 72 hours in advance.
RHC meetings will be held on the following Mondays, 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.
| June 18, 2018 | July 23,2018 | August 27,2018 |
Workshops are held every first and third Friday of the month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Plaza Conference Room at City Hall, enabling both tenants and landlords to discuss specific questions regarding the petition process. You can also make an individual appointment with City staff to discuss your specific concerns by contacting Patricia.Black@mountainview.gov.
| June 1, 2018 | June 15, 2018 |
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