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 residents 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:
• Allowable rent increase
• Dispute resolution process (Rent Review)
• Harassment and retaliation
• Just cause for tenant eviction
• Stopping bias about sources of income (including Section 8 vouchers)