Redwood City passes renter protections

Minimum lease terms, relocation assistance to take effect January in Redwood City

In an effort to ease burdens on renters amidst the ongoing housing crisis, the Redwood City Council unanimously passed two renter protection ordinances requiring landlords to offer minimum lease terms, and in certain circumstances, help pay for the relocation of displaced low-income tenants.

“Many speaking in support of the ordinances felt they didn’t go far enough, but welcomed the ‘move in the right direction.’ Supporters recounted in detail stories of evictions, homelessness, unsafe living conditions and tenants afraid to speak up for loss of their homes.”

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