San Diego Tenants Win Expanded Protections

Tenants in the city of San Diego gained expanded protections from eviction in May thanks largely to months of actions, press conferences and lobby visits by ACCE San Diego leaders. The Residential Tenant Protections Ordinance which passed on May 25, and went into effect in June, provides strengthened just-cause protections from the first day of a tenant's lease- short-term rentals excepted- and requires relocation assistance after a no-fault eviction. The ordinance also requires strengthened notification requirements of landlords in cases of a no-fault eviction, and establishes regulations for buyout agreements. The new ordinance is a significant development in a region that had been devoid of strong tenant protections and demonstrates the growing power of renters in San Diego!