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Apartment Rent Ordinance
On June 16, 2015, the San José City Council accepted staff 's report on potential modifications to the Rental Rights and Referrals Program and the Rental Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Ordinance and referred the item to the June 23, 2015 Ordinance Priority Setting exercise.  On June 23, 2015, the City Council identified potential changes to the Rental Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Ordinance as it's second highest priority to be addressed in Fiscal Year 2015-16.  For information on this process, visit the 2015 Apartment Rent Ordinance Update website.

Administration of the Ordinance

The City’s Rental Rights and Referrals Program administers the ordinance paid for by an annual mediation fee. The current fee is $12.25 per year per rent subsidized unit.  The current fee for non-rent subsidized units is $1.95 per unit per year.

The Rental Rights and Referrals Program may be contacted at (408) 975-4480 or by email  () and is located at:
 
San José City Hall
Housing, 12th Fl
200 East Santa Clara St.
San José, CA 95113-1305

The implementation of the ordinance is overseen by the Housing Department's Rental Rights and Referral Program staff.  The Housing and Community Development Commission provides a forum for citizens to offer input regarding the ordinance.