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60-Day Housing Notice (3/15/22) | Supporting

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This legislation is focused on helping tenants receive advance notice of rent increases. There was a strong need for a longer notice period as reports were received of rents going up 65% with only a month or less of notice. The adopted legislation requires a 60-day written notice before a landlord increases rent by more than 5% when the lease ends or for month-to-month tenancies. It also extends the required written notices for eviction from 30 to 60 days. Both the rent increase and eviction notices are applicable countywide. This legislation is only part 1 of a multi-pronged approach to handling to the affordable housing crisis.