Tenant Information & State Assembly Bill 1482

On September 11, 2019, California State Assembly Bill 1482 (AB 1482), also known as the Tenant Protection Act of 2019, passed the Legislature. On October 8, 2019, the Governor signed the bill into law. AB 1482 is set to limit annual rent increases across the State to 5% plus cost of living inflation, or 10%, whichever is lower. The bill will also prohibit an owner from terminating a tenancy without just cause if the tenant has lived in a unit for 12 months or more. After AB 1482 becomes effective, the prohibitions on eviction without just cause will go into effect on January 1, 2020, and if rents were increased after March 15, 2019, the rent on January 1, 2020 is reduced to the rent as of March 15, 2019 plus the maximum increase allowed by AB 1482.

AB 1482 implements two concurrent protections on applicable units: (1) a cap on rent increases and (2) just cause eviction protection, which includes providing a one-month rent payment (or other equivalent) for relocation assistance when a landlord terminates a lease through no fault of the tenant.

On November 26, 2019, the City Council considered an urgency ordinance to provide San Bruno rental tenants just cause eviction protections in the interim until these statewide tenant protection laws go into effect. Please see the City Council Agenda packet and draft urgency ordinance here. However, the City Council did not adopt the Ordinance. The City has provided the following information and resources to assist the public.

See this flyer (PDF) for more information on Assembly Bill 1482 and tenant assistance.

Below is a list of tenant and landlord information services and resources.

Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County

  • Provides free legal advice, counsel and representation to help low income people maintain their housing. Offers a Housing Clinic in English and Spanish at Fair Oaks Community Center on Friday mornings.
  • Website
  • 650-558-0915
  • Toll Free: 800-381-8898

Project Sentinel

  • Provides trained counselors to answer questions about rights, responsibilities and options at no cost.
  • Redwood City Office
    1615 Hudson Street, Suite A
    Redwood City, CA 94061
  • Website
  • 650-321-6291
  • Toll Free: 888-324-7468

Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto

  • Free legal assistance for housing related issues.
  • 1861 Bay Road
    East Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • Website
  • 650-326-6440

Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center

  • Mediation, coaching, and collaborative problem solving for landlords and tenants.
  • Website
  • Mediation Hotline: 650-345-7272

Housing Industry Foundation

  • One-time assistance up to $2,500 for rent, security deposit, and/or utilities. To qualify, a household must be at risk of homelessness or currently homeless because of a no-fault situation and living in or moving into Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties in California. Grants can be processed within 24 hours and the grant is issued directly to the landlord, property manager, or the owner of the housing unit. The HIF local partner organization is the YMCA Community Resource Center in South San Francisco.
  • 1486 Huntington Avenue, Suite 100
    South San Francisco, CA 94080
  • HIFiInfo.org
  • YMCASF.org
  • 650-276-4101