San Jose City Council to Vote on Key Changes to Local Rent Laws

San Jose leaders will consider key changes to the city’s rent laws, including some that empower landlords and others that favor tenants.

South Bay Landlord Group Accused of Illegal Lobbying

An anonymous complaint accuses a landlord organization of trying to influence public policy in San Jose without registering as a lobbyist.

City Council Rejects Proposal to Link Rent Control Cap to Inflation

San Jose city leaders again rejected a proposal to link rent hikes to inflation, which advocates hoped would offer relief to cash-strapped tenants.

Eviction of Elderly Couple Shows How Displacement Imperils Seniors, Disabled Tenants

Advocates for the elderly say the housing crisis imperils the health of seniors, who are harder hit than most tenants when faced with eviction.

San Jose City Council to Vote on Linking Rent Hikes to Inflation

With housing costs growing far faster than wages, San Jose officials are considering whether to link rent control to the rate of inflation.

San Jose Considers Bolstering Renter Protections, Which Will Sunset Dec. 31 without New Vote

The City Council on Tuesday will vote on whether to extend the interim rent control cap, which sunsets Dec. 31.

San Jose Reconsiders Proposal to Relax Gift Limit for Politicians

On Tuesday, the San Jose City Council will decide whether to walk back a gift limit increase by keeping the $50 cap set in 2004.

San Jose Council Members Want to Earmark Extra $150,000 for Landlord-Tenant Mediation

Two elected officials in San Jose want to earmark an extra $150,000 to expand mediation services for tenants and landlords.

San Jose Enacts Immediate Ban on No-Cause Evictions

The decision came after four hours of heated testimony marked by jeers from landlords who called city officials thieves and communists.

San Jose Debates When to Enact Ban on No-Cause Evictions

Two weeks after voting to outlaw no-cause evictions for all tenants, San Jose’s City Council will decide when to enact the new rule.