Rent Ordinance

Last week, the Orange County Board of Commissioners voted 4-3 to put rent stabilization on the November 8 ballot. Constrained by state law, the associated ordinance has exemptions including affordable housing, mobile homes, luxury rentals, single family homes and accessory dwelling units, properties with 4 units or less, among other exemptions. It will apply for a one year period starting January 1, 2023 if it passes on November 8. In the meantime, we are passing a tenant’s bill of rights, budgeting over a million dollars for affordable housing this year, implementing a 60 day notice requirement, and streamlining zoning processes for redevelopment in November.