Draft Apartment Rent Ordinance and Regulations Released for Public Review
The Housing Department has released the draft Apartment Rent Ordinance (ARO) and Regulations are available for public review and comment on August 14, 2017. The 30-day comment period will run from August 14, 2017 to September 15, 2017.
Over the past two years, the San José community has been engaged in a discussion regarding the Apartment Rent Ordinance and its role within our community. After gathering input from the community and receiving direction from the City Council, a draft ARO is ready for public review. The draft ARO includes language regarding several important issues including:
The Housing Department is hosting three community meetings to discuss the draft ARO. Attendance is encouraged to provide feedback on the draft ARO and to understand potential changes for landlords and tenants of rent controlled apartments. The public meetings will provide an opportunity for public comment and are scheduled as follows:
Thursday, August 24, 2017
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Educational Park Branch Library
1772 Educational Park Dr
Thursday, August 31, 2017
2:00 - 4:00 pm
City Hall Wing Rooms
200 E. Santa Clara St
Housing & Community Development Commission
Thursday, September 14, 2017
The City Council has directed that changes be made to the Apartment Rent Ordinance. Staff anticipates that revisions to the Ordinance will be completed by the end of 2017.
Beginning June 17, 2016, an Interim Ordinance will be in effect until revisions to the Apartment Rent Ordinance are completed. The Interim Ordinance reduces the annual allowable rent increase from 8% to 5% and outlines the process for filing cost pass-through petitions.
•Threaten to sue, evict or terminate the tenancy of the tenant(s).
•Harass you until you leave.
•Reduce your services.
•Increase your rent.
•Impose a security deposit or any other new charge.