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Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act (Measure V) 

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. The full text of the CSFRA can be downloaded here: Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act

Effective Date

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.

Key Provisions

  • Rent levels and rent increases for Covered Rental Units, built before February 1, 1995 must comply with all provisions of the CSFRA.
  • Covered Rental Units must roll back rent to the Base Rent (the rent in effect on October 19, 2015). For tenancies starting after October 19, 2015, the Base Rent is the rent initially paid by the tenant upon start of tenancy. 
  • Landlords may apply one Annual General Adjustment ("AGA") rent increase, effective September 1 of each year, with at least 30 days’ advance written notice. In its meeting on May 22, 2017 the Rental Housing Committee set the allowable AGA of Rent at 3.4%, effective September 1, 2017.
  • Initial rent for new tenancies can be set at market rate. After the new tenancy begins, Rents can only be increased in accordance with the CSFRA.
  • Just Cause Eviction provisions in the CSFRA are applicable for all Covered Rental Units built before the effective date of the CSFRA. Tenancies can only be terminated for any nine of the just cause conditions mentioned in the CSFRA. COPIES OF TERMINATION NOTICES MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

If you like to check if your multi-family apartment complex is built before 1995, please click here

 

Rental Housing Committee Meetings:

Agendas will be posted at least 72 hours in advance.

Upcoming meetings:

Monday October 9, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Monday October 23, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Monday November 6, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Monday December 4, 2017 at 7 p.m.

 

Community Educational Workshops

The City of Mountain View is hosting a series of tenant workshops to update the community about the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act

Landlord focused:

City Hall, Council Chambers, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Monday, September 18, 2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Tenant Focused:

City Hall, Council Chambers, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017

 

Hearing Officer Application

Inquiries about the Hearing Officer application process should be directed to CSFRA@housing.org or 650-282-2514

 

CFSRA WORKSHOP PRESENTATION

 

CSFRA Brochures

Contact the Mountain View Rental Housing Helpline.
(habla español)

Call: (650) 282-2514
Email: CSFRA@housing.org

Walk in Office Hours in City Hall
Every Thursday 12 – 2 PM
1st floor, Front Conference Room

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