Relocation assistance is owed when a tenancy is terminated for any of the following grounds:

  • Notice to Vacate for No Cause

  • Owner Move-In

  • Demolition

  • Capital Improvement Plan

  • Withdrawal from the rental market

  • Compliance with a governmental order


Relocation Amount

  • Relocation assistance is $1,595 (adjusted yearly based on the Consumer Price Index) for moving expenses plus the payment of one month’s rent for every year, or portion thereof, that the tenant has rented the unit (not to exceed four months).

  • The amount of assistance is per household, not per tenant.

Extended Stay Option

  • When a tenant is terminated for No Cause, Demolition, or Withdrawal from the rental market, the tenant may trade payment of one month’s rent for every year (or portion thereof) that the tenant has rented the unit (up to four months) for additional time in the unit. No part of the $1,595 (adjusted yearly based on the CPI) for moving expenses may be traded for additional time. The tenant must put the request to trade for extended time in the unit in writing.

  • For example, if a tenant has rented a unit for three years and receives a termination notice for Withdrawal From the Rental Market, the tenant has the option to remain in the unit an additional three months beyond the date when the tenant was to vacate, but would receive only the $1,595 (adjusted yearly based on the CPI) in moving expenses. The tenant must put the request to trade for extended time in the unit in writing.