Rent Board Adopts Regulation 807 - Exemption from Registration for units with tenants receiving monthly assistance through the Section 8 Program or the Shelter Plus Care Program or equivalent rent subsidy program

On July 15, 2013, the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, by way of a second reading, adopted Regulation 807 [Exemption from Registration for units with tenants receiving monthly assistance through the Section 8 Program or the Shelter Plus Care Program or equivalent rent subsidy program] which clarifies that a landlord must register a Section 8 tenancy with the Rent Board when the landlord raises the rent above the tenant’s payment standard.  Regulation 807 also makes clear that a rental unit qualifies for the exemption listed in Berkeley Municipal Code Section 13.76.050.D when the rent is no higher than the tenant’s payment standard.

The full text of Regulation 807 may be viewed at www.cityofberkeley.info/rent/ or in the Board’s Public Information Unit at 2125 Milvia Street weekdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. except for Wednesdays when the hours are noon to 6:30 p.m.