Richmond Rent Program


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Effective December 30, 2016

  • Measure L: Richmond Fair Rent, Just Cause for Eviction, and Homeowner Protection Ordinance 
  • Eviction protections apply to all rental units
  • Rents for rent-controlled units must reset to the “base rent”, or the rent paid on July 21, 2015 (or the first date that rent was paid after this date)
  • Landlords may apply one 2016 Annual General Adjustment (equivalent to up to a maximum of  3.0%) rent increase with 30-days’ notice. The 2017 notice is approved by the Rent Board and will be effective September 1, 2017 with 30-days’ notice.
  • Landlords MUST refund any overpaid rent collected in violation of the Ordinance following December 30, 2016
  • Until the Rent Board is appointed, the City is performing the duties of the Rent Board pursuant to RMC 11.100.060 (m)

News & Events

Richmond Rent Program Community Education Workshops

Community Education Workshop - Landlord Focused

Thursday, July 27, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Richmond Auditorium, Bermuda Room, 403 Civic Center Plaza

Community Education Workshop - Tenant Focused 

The City hosted a tenant focused workshop on July 12, 2017. Find the link to the PowerPoint below.
Community Education Workshop - Tenant Focused PowerPoint

The City of Richmond is hosting a series of community education workshops to educate the community about the Rent Program and the Richmond Fair Rent, Just Cause for Eviction, and Homeowner Protection Ordinance. 

  • Assistance with 2017 Annual General Adjustment (AGA)
  • Explore resources for Tenants and Landlords
  • Both meetings are open to all
Space is limited – RSVP today:

Questions? Visit to learn more about the Rent Program, or call or email the Rent Program at (510) 620-6576 or

Rent Workshop July 2017
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Announcement of 2017 Annual General Adjustment

The Richmond Rent Board has determined the 2017 “Annual General Adjustment” rent increase for Controlled Rental Units is 3.4%. Effective September 1, 2017, the Maximum Allowable Rent for tenancies in effect prior to September 1, 2016, may be increased by 3.4%.

To apply the 2017 Annual General Adjustment rent increase of 3.4%, Landlords must not only comply with State law requirements, but also file a notice of rent increase with the Rent Board BEFORE service on the Tenant, in accordance with the Rent Increase Procedure on the Forms page. Rent increases may not take effect prior to September 1, 2017.

What if I never applied the 2016 Annual General Adjustment?

Landlords with tenancies in effect prior to September 1, 2015, who did NOT apply the 2016 Annual General Adjustment, may apply a combined 2016 & 2017 AGA rent increase of up to 6.56%, based on the rent in effect on July 21, 2015, or the first time the tenant paid rent after July 21, 2015 but before September 1, 2015. Landlords must follow the Rent Increase Procedure on the Rent Increase Procedure on the Forms page.

What’s the Annual General Adjustment?

The AGA is an annual rent increase adjustment allowed by the Richmond Fair Rent, Just Cause for Eviction, and Homeowner Protection Ordinance. The Annual General Adjustment is calculated based on the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index.

For more information about the Fair Rent, Just Cause for Eviction, and Homeowner Protection Ordinance and Richmond Rent Program, please visit  

Community Education Workshops

Please find below a recording of the Community Education Workshop for Tenants and Landlords on January 18, 2017. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation used during the community workshops held on January 18, 2017 and March 29, 2017.

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Community Workshop Presentation: January 18, 2017

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Community Workshop Presentation: March 29, 2017

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Richmond, CA 94804
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