Rent Stabilization

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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. 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

Landlord Registration

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.

Rental Housing Committee Meetings

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.

Upcoming Meetings

 |   May 21, 2018  | June 11, 2018  | June 25,2018 |


CSFRA Workshop Flyer

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

Upcoming Workshops

 | May 4, 2018 | May 18, 2018 | 

Key Provisions of the CSFRA

  • 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 rents to the Base Rent (the rent in effect on October 19, 2015) as per December 23, 2016. 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, from September 1 of each year onward, with at least 30 days’ advance written notice. In its meeting on May 22, 2017 the Rental Housing Committee set the allowable AGA for 2017 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 December 23, 2016. Tenancies can only be terminated for any nine of the just cause conditions mentioned in the CSFRA. Landlords are required to file copies of termination notices to the Rental Housing Committee. 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.