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File #: 2019-7307   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 10/15/2019
Title: Recommendation to Accept the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Annual Report for the City's Rent Program; and Adoption of Resolution Establishing a Revised Temporary Relocation Payment Schedule. (Rent Stabilization 265)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Annual Report, 2. Exhibit 2 - Bay Area Cities Comparison of Relocation Payments, 3. Resolution, 4. Presentation
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Recommendation to Accept the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Annual Report for the City's Rent Program; and

Adoption of Resolution Establishing a Revised Temporary Relocation Payment Schedule. (Rent Stabilization 265)
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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The City of Alameda's (City) Rent Control, Limitations on Evictions and Providing Relocation Payments to Displaced Tenants Ordinance requires the Housing Authority, as the City's Rent Program Administrator, to prepare annually a report assessing the effectiveness of the Rent Program and recommending changes as appropriate. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-19 Report is attached (Exhibit 1). The City Council adopted several ordinances over the past three months that have made substantial revisions to the City's Rent Program. The Report contains information and data regarding program services provided in Fiscal Year 2018-19, under the previous regulations, and, therefore, makes no recommendations regarding program changes. The next annual report, covering FY 2019-20, will provide data on the first full year of administering the City's new Rent Program and will include recommendations on any changes at that time.
In September 2019, the City Council adopted Resolution 15583 establishing a relocation payment schedule for tenants who are permanently or temporarily displaced through no fault of their own. As part of adopting the resolution, Council requested that staff do further research on several aspects of the permanent and temporary relocation payment schedules and report back to the City Council. Specifically, the Council directed staff to determine whether other rent regulated jurisdictions provide enhanced relocation benefits to qualified households (seniors, those who have a disability, and those who have minor children) and to do further analysis of the daily per diem rates for temporary relocation to ensure that those rates accurately reflected costs for temporary housing, ...

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