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TENANT ELIGIBILITY FOR $8 REGISTRATION FEE PASS-THROUGH REIMBURSEMENT
2016

The Rent Stabilization Board approved Resolution 16-02 which authorized landlords to pass through a portion of this year’s fee for tenancies that commenced prior to January 1, 1999. 

Landlords may pass through $8.00 per month for 12 consecutive months after they pay their 2016-2017 registration fee and provide their tenants and the Rent Board at least thirty days’ prior written notice of the increase. Resolution 16-02 also allows tenants with a combined household income limit of 40% of Alameda County’s Area Median Income (AMI) to receive reimbursement for the pass-through.

In order to qualify for the reimbursement, tenants must provide proof of income eligibility for the household (i.e. everyone who resides in the unit) and must receive approval from our office.  The table below outlines the annual income eligibility standards. 

 

Number of Occupants Annual Household Income
One Person $27,320
Two People $31,200
Three People $35,120
Four People $39,000
Five People $42,120
Six People $45,240
Seven People $48,360
Eight People $51,480

 

To begin the verification process, please call Matthew Siegel at the Berkeley Rent Board at (510) 981-4903.  The information you provide is strictly confidential and your landlord will not see it.  Please keep in mind that each household can only claim one reimbursement so the first member to claim the reimbursement will receive it.  Tenants will need the following information/documents in order to receive the reimbursement:

  • Notice of rent increase from landlord
  • Proof of identity (e.g.,  government issued identification card)
  • Proof of income (e.g., current benefit statement, prior year's tax return)
  • Proof of residency at address (e.g., utility bill or ID card with name and address)


Instructions and Sample Form to Pass Through Increased Registration Fees to Tenancies Commenced Prior to 1/1/99 

 

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