The City of Hayward adopted a new Residential Rent Stabilization and Tenant Protection Ordinance (RRSO) on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, to create a comprehensive set of rental housing policies to help prevent displacement of Hayward residents. The new RRSO establishes a rent increase threshold of five percent (5%) annually and creates a process for evaluating rent increases above 5%. Additionally, the new ordinance includes provisions that:
Require landlords to file rent increase and termination of tenancy (eviction) notices with the City of Hayward
Help protect people who receive rental assistance from discrimination
Sets specific guidelines and reasons as to when a landlord can lawfully evict a tenant
Protects tenants against retaliation by landlords for exercising their right under the oridnance
The Ordinance will be effective on July 25, 2019.
The City is hosting two, free educational seminars for tenants presented by Project Sentinel on the dates below. To sign-up, click the green “register” button.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
These educational seminars will provide an overview and help tenants understand their rights and responsibilities under the new ordinance.
Translation services will be provided.
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