Housing Policy

Tenant and Landlord Resources Directory


Due to the very difficult housing rental market, the Richmond City Council asked that staff prepare a list of resources that are currently available to assist renters and landlords to advise them of their rights and responsibilities, and that might be of assistance in resolving conflicts over rent increases and other issues. Please find copies of the resource guides in English and Spanish by following the links below:

Tenant and Landlord Resources Directory

Directorio de Recursos para Propietarios e Inquilinos

The City welcomes suggestions for other resources to be included on this list.

Please note: The City cannot provide legal advice to private citizens and groups. Please refer to the resources above for legal assistance. 

Ballot Measure - November 8, 2016 Election:
Richmond Fair Rent, Just Cause for Eviction, and Homeowner Protection Ordinance 


A ballot measure titled “Richmond Fair Rent, Just Cause for Eviction, and Homeowner Protection Ordinance” was submitted to the City of Richmond, and the signatures were verified for inclusion on the November 8, 2016 ballot. Please follow the links for more information:

Proposed “Richmond Fair Rent, Just Cause for Eviction, and Homeowner Protection Ordinance” 

“Richmond Fair Rent, Just Cause for Eviction, and Homeowner Protection Ordinance” Fact Sheet 

City Attorney: Ballot Title and Summary

City Attorney: Impartial Analysis