City of Alameda Rent Stabilization Program
The Rent Stabilization Ordinance is legislation established in the City of Alameda, effective March 31, 2016. It applies to approximately 13,400 rental units. The Ordinance protects tenants from certain evictions and requires a relocation assistance payment when a tenancy is terminated due to circumstances that are not the fault of the tenant. The Ordinance also has administrative requirements for annual rent increases, including a mandatory review for rent increases in excess of 5% and an optional review for rent increases of 5% or less. The Rent Review Advisory Committee (RRAC) reviews rent increases and has authority to render decisions, which in some cases become binding.