What is Rent Stabilization in Cudahy?
The City Council enacted the Rent Stabilization Ordinance to maintain affordable rental housing in Cudahy by setting the maximum rent increase than those set forth in State law.
What is the definition of "Rent?" The sum of periodic payments and all nonmonetary consideration demanded or received by a landlord from a tenant for the use or occupancy of a rental unit, including tenant's access to and use of Housing Services. Housing services includes services provided by the landlord including water, heat, utilities, parking and storage. Rent does NOT include any of the following: security deposits, utility charges billed separately to the tenant by the utility company, and pass-through fees and charges.
Permitted Rent Increases
CMC Section 5.13.050
The maximum allowable rent increase for the period August 1, 2023 through June 31, 2024, is 3 percent (%).
CMC Section 5.13.040
Landlord Fair Return Petition
CMC Section 5.13.070
The ordinance establishes a process for a landlord to request a fair return rent adjustment.
Factors to be considered by the Department:
Tenant Petition for Adjustment
The ordinance establishes a process for a tenant to submit a petition an adjustment to their monthly rental payment obligations due to anyone (1) or more of the following grounds:
Rental Unit Registry
CMC Section 5.13.100
|Requires landlords to register rental.|
Notices to Tenants
CMC Section 5.13.110
Property owners are required to provide written notice of the ordinance and tenants’ rights at:
The notice shall be written in the language that the Owner and Tenant used to negotiate the terms of the Tenancy (e.g., Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese and Korean), as well as English and in a form prescribed by the City.