Residential Rent Stabilization

The City of Hayward encourages investment in local residential rental housing by allowing landlords to make a fair return on their real estate investments while also protecting the welfare of its citizens who are its tenants. The Residential Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RRSO) aims to help with housing problems caused by lack of housing and rising rents.

The RRSO creates laws about:

Rent protections:

  • Allowable rent increase

  • Dispute resolution process (Rent Review)

Tenant protections:

  • Harassment and retaliation

  • Just cause for tenant eviction

  • Stopping bias about sources of income (including Section 8 vouchers) 

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To view the City's Residential Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RRSO) (Ordinance No. 19-12), please click here to be directed to the City's Municipal Code.

For a summary of the RRSO, please click here

Latest News:

FREE Educational Workshops Explaining the New Residential Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RRSO)

The City of Hayward is hosting free educational workshops on the recently adopted RRSO. The workshops are tailored to provide information to current Hayward tenants and landlords, however, we welcome all interested attendees who would like to learn more about the City's new ordinance. To enroll in a workshop, please select one of the following available workshop dates: 

For Tenants       September 28, 2019    

For Landlords    September 21, 2019