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Information + Resources for Renters

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The Basics: Rent Stabilization

  • Rent Stabilization applies for multi-family rental complexes of two or more units built before February 1, 1995, and mobile homes that are rented out, subject to the exceptions listed here
  • Annual rent increases are capped at the lesser of 3% or 60% of the Consumer Price Index.
  • Rents must be “rolled back” to April 4, 2023 rates, but may be increased by 2.52% for calendar year 2023 (2.52% is 60% of the April 2023 CPI).
  • For more info, visit the City of Concord website

The Basics: Just Cause

  • Tenants may only be evicted for “no fault” or “at fault” just cause reasons.
  • “No fault” just cause evictions consist of:
    • Owner move-ins.
    • Ellis Act evictions.
    • Compliance with government orders.
    • Intent to demolish/substantially remodel the unit.
  • Only “no fault” just cause evictions trigger relocation payments and moving stipends
    • Read more details for each type of unit here.
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Victory for Renters in Concord!

We successfully defeated the referendum that wealthy landlords were attempting to use to block Concord’s Rent Stabilization & Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance. This ordinance officially went into effect on Friday, April 19! It addresses the pressing housing affordability and homelessness crisis in the region by instituting vital protections against unfair evictions and exorbitant rent hikes. 

We’re thankful to all of the Concord renters, faith leaders, labor leaders, and community members who came out and joined us to knock on doors and make calls to educate Concord community members about the ordinance, originally passed by City Council on March 5th. Our decisive victory is incredibly encouraging, and it shows that the people of Concord prioritize people over corporate greed.

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