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Rental Rights &
Referrals Program



In 1979, San Jose City Council appointed a task force to address rent issues in rental housing. In July 1979, the City Council adopted a Rent Stabilization Ordinance for mobilehome parks and apartments and created the Rental Rights and Referrals Program to administer the Ordinance. In 1985, the City Council voted to separate the Rent Stabilization Ordinance into two separate Ordinances:

For more information Rental Rights & Referrals Program by telephone at 408.975.4480 or by e-mail.

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San Jose Municipal Code 17.23

The Director of Housing has determined that the City of San Josť is NOT experiencing a Severe Rental Housing Shortage. Based on information for the third quarter of 2012, the San Josť rental housing market has a 4.6% vacancy rate. The impact of these findings is that, effective December 1, 2012 "no-cause" notices served to tenants living in rent-controlled properties will be 90-day notices, or 60-day notices including an offer to arbitrate for those tenants who have lived in the unit for more than one year.