Legal Assistance Offered to Alameda Renters

The City of Alameda passed a Rent Stabilization Ordinance on March 1 that was affirmed by voters with the recent passage of Measure L1. Under the City’s Ordinance, Alameda renters are offered a number of protections pertaining to annual rent increases, lease terms, and wrongful evictions.

For additional information regarding a tenancy, if a tenant feels they have been wrongfully evicted, or feel threatened or retaliated against, lawyers from the City Attorney’s Office and staff from the Alameda Housing Authority’s Rent Program will be available to the public before the next City Council meeting. City staff will provide information on the City’s Ordinance and relocation benefits as well as take information and complaints to ensure compliance with the City’s Ordinance.

The Legal and Rent Program assistance to Alameda renters from the Alameda City Attorney’s Office and the Alameda Housing Authorit will be offered Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., Room 360

If possible, bring lease agreement, rent increase and/or eviction notices and any other relevant documentation

To submit an inquiry about the receipt of a rent increase or termination of tenancy notice, visit: http://www.alamedarentprogram.org/tenant-resources/.

To register to attend an upcoming informational workshop about the Rent Stabilization Ordinance, visit: http://www.alamedarentprogram.org/informational-workshops.

To contact the Alameda City Attorney’s Office, call 747-4750 or email jkern@alamedacityattorney.org.

To contact the Alameda Rent Program at the Housing Authority of the city of Alameda, call 864-0879 or email rrac@alamedahsg.org