Measure V anticipated to become effective on December 23, 2016

Mountain View residents voted for charter amendment Measure V. Measure V will limit rent increases, prohibit landlords from evicting tenants except for specified reasons, and roll back the rent to the rental amount in effect on October 19, 2015. It applies to all rental units in apartment complexes with more than 3 units and with a certificate of occupancy before February 1, 1995.

Click here for more information regarding Measure V and visit one of the free workshops listed in the “events” section.

If you have questions, please contact the Mountain View Rental Housing Helpline at (650) 282-2514 or email

You can also visit the weekly walk-in Office Hours Mondays 11am-1pm and Thursdays 12pm-2pm at Mountain View City Hall (500 Castro Street, 1st Floor, Public Works Front Conference Room).

Mountain View Passes Urgency Just Cause Eviction Ordinance 

A week after Mountain View voters passed Measure V*,  Mountain View City Council took action to protect residents from no-cause evictions that may have been related to the passage of the rent stabilization law. This urgency ordinance was put into effect until the effective date of Measure V, expected to be December 23, 2016.  Project Sentinel will be handling inquiries about the urgency ordinance and the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act (CSFRA) until CSFRA goes into effect.  Call 650-282-2514 with any questions.

Click here to read the Just Cause Eviction Ordinance.

*Measure V, otherwise known as the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act, appears to be passing with a majority of votes.  However, tabulation of votes is not yet final and the Santa Clara County Office of the Registrar expects to certify the election results by the second week of December 2016.

New San Mateo County Information and Referral Service

In 2001, the County of San Mateo created a Landlord and Tenant Information and Referral Collaborative. It was a partnership of nonprofit and public entities which operated cooperatively to provide a range of services addressing landlord and tenant concerns and issues in San Mateo County. In an effort to address the community’s need for timely, accurate, and accessible information about landlord/tenant issues and concerns, the Department of Housing received Measure A funding from the County of San Mateo to re-ignite services related to landlord and tenant information.

Project Sentinel has been selected as the vendor to provide this service to landlords and/or tenants in the County of San Mateo, who will now be able to ask questions and review Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and other information on their rights and responsibilities.

You can contact Project Sentinel at:

Toll Free Phone Number:  (888) 324-7468
TTY/TDD:                         (800) 735-2929
Phone Number:                (650) 399-2149
Fax Number:                    (650) 321-4173



  1. Measure V Landlord Workshop for Mountain View

    December 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Measure V Tenant Workshop for Mountain View

    December 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Measure V Landlord Workshop for Mountain View

    December 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Measure V Tenant Workshop for Mountain View

    December 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. First Time Home Buyer Class – December 17

    December 17 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  6. First Time Home Buyer Class – January 7

    January 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  7. First Time Home Buyer Class – January 21

    January 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  8. First Time Home Buyer Class in Modesto – January 28

    January 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm




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