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This ordinance extends the registration requirements for non-owner-occupied dwelling units to encompass vacant structures; modifies the information required for registration statements; modifies the fees for registration; modifies or repeals certain registration fee exceptions; modifies the civil penalty for violation of these registration requirements; repeals the license fee for multiple-family dwellings and rooming houses; creates provisions relating to the registration of non-owner- occupied dwellings and vacant structures and to the licensing of multiple-family dwellings and rooming houses.
This ordinance requires owners of rental dwellings to annually provide the Building Inspection Division of the Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development with contact information for at least two people who can exercise control and care over the property. The requirement would not apply to all properties that are owned and operated by local, state, or federal government agencies or a subdivision or agency of government
This ordinance provides real estate developers with incentives, such as density bonuses and flexibility in design, for providing units affordable to families making 70-100% of area median income.
To protect tenants from unreasonable and excessive rents, to protect tenants from involuntary displacement, to keep rent within the City at a moderate level and ensure a just and reasonable return to landlords this ordinance: establishes maximum allowable rents; stipulates the conditions under which a tenant may be evicted (just cause eviction standards); stipulates maintenance standards of rental units. This ordinance further requires landlords to register rental units, provide tenants with notification that the rental unit is subject to the provisions of this ordinance, and pay interest on tenant's security deposit.
This ordinance regulates residential rent increases in the City of Berkeley and protects tenants from unwarranted rent increases and arbitrary, discriminatory, or retaliatory evictions, in order to help maintain the diversity of the Berkeley community and to ensure compliance with legal obligations relating to the rental of housing. It creates a Rent Stabilization Board, establishes a rent ceiling, requires landlord to register rental properties and pay interest on security deposits and requires good cause for eviction.
This ordinance requires landlords to provide new tenants with voter registration forms at the time the tenant begins their residency. This obliges landlords to make new residents to the area as well as new tenants who have previously not registered to vote aware of voter registration practices in the municipality.
This chart demonstrates trends in income and housing costs over time. It allows users to specify demographic groups of interest and illustrates that, while wages have risen generally over the past half century, housing costs have outpaced this growth and now account for a greater proportion of workers' income than before. By allowing users to specify demographic and job sector parameters of interest, this chart demonstrates the way in which housing costs have risen at a disproportionately high rate for some racial groups as compared to others and how job sectors interact with that trend.
This model ordinance enumerates steps that homeowners must take to obtain, keep valid, and renew Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) permits, including standards for lots, occupants, building standards, parking and traffic, public health, density limits, and legalizing illegal and nonconforming ADUs.
This ordinance gives tenants, tenants associations, the city, and nonprofit groups the right of first refusal when an owner proposes to sell or transfer any HUD-subsidized housing. A proposed prepayment or Section 8 contract termination triggers other procedures and protections, whereas a Section 8 contract expiration or opt-out at its original expiration date triggers no purchase rights. The ordinance requires 18-months' notice of prepayments or mid-term Section 8 terminations, and 12-months' notice of Section 8 contract expiration at the end of their term. Information about tenants' rights must be made available to any interested parties at least 14 days prior to a required public hearing, which is held no later than 45 days after the owner gives notice of intent to prepay or terminate prematurely. The ordinance also uses a complex formula to reach a 'fair return price' that may not exceed the appraised value based on the highest and best use, creates civil remedies for violations and provides that owners pay relocation fees of up to $5,250 to very low-, low- or moderate-income tenants who are displaced by a conversion, according to a set formula. The purpose of this ordinance is to assist public and private efforts to ensure that affordable house is not permanently removed from the housing stock, to preserve and promote a supply of affordable housing and to protect and diversity of the community by preventing displacements of low and moderate income households and to prevent homelessness.
An ordinance permitting Accessory Development Units in the city of Salt Lake. Such units, which are currently illegal in areas zoned for single-family houses unless granted a waiver, also allow homeowners to offer an affordable housing option to an aging parent, relative or college student. These units would promote more efficient use of the city's housing stock and slim carbon footprints. The units also could boost sustainable-living practices by permitting an aging parent, relative or student to have an affordable housing option in a desirable area.