Concord City Council overhauls rental housing programs


The Concord City Council on Tuesday approved sweeping changes to its rental housing laws, including the rolling back of the city’s rent mediation program and new requirements surrounding fixed-term leases and relocation assistance.

The changes are the culmination of a multi-year review of the city’s landlord-tenant policies. They also follow repeated efforts by Concord tenant advocacy groups to bring rent control and “just cause” eviction policies to the city — efforts the California Apartment Association continues to thwart.

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