Rent Review Advisory Committee (RRAC)


The Rent Review Advisory Committee (Committee) is comprised of five volunteer members: two owners, two renters, and one homeowner. Members are not advocates for tenants and landlords, rather the Committee acts as a third-party mediator of rent increase disputes. The Committee members are nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. 

Common factors under consideration by the Committee include but are not limited to:

  • the frequency, amount and the presence or absence of prior rent increases
  • the landlord's costs of operation
  • any increases or decreases in housing services since the last rent increase
  • the financial impact on the tenant
  • the landlord's interest in earning a just and reasonable rate of return on the landlord's property

Timeline:

The Committee meets the first Monday of the month (unless a holiday). Valid rent increase documents filed by the 10th will be reviewed on the first Monday of the following month.  This schedule may vary depending on volume of rent increases submitted. Contact staff for more information.

 

The RRAC consists of 2 Tenants, 2 Landlords and 1 Homeowner that is neither a Tenant nor Landlord.

The RRAC consists of 2 Tenants, 2 Landlords and 1 Homeowner that is neither a Tenant nor Landlord.

The Rent Review Advisory Committee does not provide legal advice. Each landlord and tenant is responsible for seeking the advice of legal counsel on any matters or document related to their specific circumstances.

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities is available. Documents prepared for the meeting are available in enlarged print, tape, or disk form upon request. Sign language interpreters are available on request. Please contact the Program Administrator at(510) 747-4346 at least 24 hours before the meeting for such requests.

Interested in becoming a RRAC member? Please click here for more information.