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File #: 2020-8238   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 9/1/2020
Title: Final Passage of an Uncodified Ordinance Amending Uncodified Ordinance No. 3275 to Extend the Time that Tenants Must Repay "Deferred Rent" from 210 Days to 395 Days Following the City Council's Rescission of the Local Emergency; and Recommendation to Receive an Update Regarding City Council's Request for Information on Status of Tenant Payment of Rent and Rent Relief Program and Outreach to Tenants Regarding Eviction Protections. (Community Development)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Data Highlights from the Landlord Survey, 2. Exhibit 2 - Overview Emergency Rent Relief Applications, 3. Exhibit 3A - Resource Guide for Property Owners, 4. Exhibit 3B - Resource Guide for Renters, 5. Ordinance
Title

Final Passage of an Uncodified Ordinance Amending Uncodified Ordinance No. 3275 to Extend the Time that Tenants Must Repay "Deferred Rent" from 210 Days to 395 Days Following the City Council's Rescission of the Local Emergency; and
Recommendation to Receive an Update Regarding City Council's Request for Information on Status of Tenant Payment of Rent and Rent Relief Program and Outreach to Tenants Regarding Eviction Protections. (Community Development)
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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
On July 21, 2020, City Council introduced an Uncodified Ordinance Amending Uncodified Ordinance No. 3275 to Extend the Time that Tenants Must Repay "Deferred Rent" from 210 Days to 395 Days Following the City Council's Rescission of the Local Emergency. The Ordinance is set for final passage on September 1, 2020 and will be effective on October 1, 2020.
As part of its discussion of the Ordinance, which staff was recommending due to the on-going declared local emergency and the extended nature of the pandemic and local health orders that preclude the full re-opening of the economy and the resulting impact on the ability of some tenants to fully or partially pay rent, City Council requested several follow-up items from staff. Follow-up items included more outreach to tenants who do not have access to the internet and/or speak a language other than English and more data regarding the status of tenants' ability to pay full or partial rent and possible impacts on landlords of the reduction in rental income. This report provides an update of these items, along with an update on the City of Alameda's (City) emergency rent relief program that was approved in June 2020.
BACKGROUND
On July 21, 2020, City Council introduced an ordinance amending Ordinance No. 3275 to extend the amount of time tenants have to repay deferred rent from seven months to 13 months following the City's rescission of the local emergency. The Ordinance is now ...

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