Fremont rents are unaffordable for many

The average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in the city is more than $2,500. Forty two percent of renters pay more than 30% of their income on rent, making their families cost-burdened. It’s time to speak out against skyrocketing rents and unfair evictions in Fremont.

To address this issue, the City Council has changed the rent control laws in Fremont. Starting January 1, there will be a public rent review board of 5 members that will “hear” complaints of increases in rent of 5% or more.  The rent review board will consist of 5 members.  2 landlords in Fremont, 2 renters, and someone who is “neutral.”  Applications for these positions are available now at the City Clerks office and are due by December 22. Perhaps you would make a good board member.

You might also like to join RISE, Residents Insisting on Social Equity, a grassroots organization working to make sure affordable rentals exists in Fremont. I you would like to join, you can fill out the RISE Membership Pledge. You can also learn more on the Fremont RISE Facebook page.

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