Annual increases for owner move-in and Ellis Act eviction relocation assistance payments go into effect January 1, 2024.
The Rent Stabilization and Good Cause for Eviction Ordinance requires owners to pay tenants relocation assistance in the event of an owner move-in eviction. The Ellis Implementation Ordinance requires the same relocation assistance payments for tenants evicted so the owner can remove a property from the rental housing market. Both ordinances index the relocation payments to inflation, and provide that the Rent Board shall publish the yearly inflationary increases.
At its October 23, 2023 Special Meeting, the Rent Board approved relocation assistance payment increases that will go into effect on January 1, 2024.
- The standard relocation assistance payment will increase to $18,533.
- The additional relocation assistance payment for qualifying households will increase to $6,177.
These increases represent a 2.9% upward adjustment in the previous amounts, which is the 12-month increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose region. These annual increases are required by the terms set forth in the Rent and Ellis Implementation Ordinances.
You can read the 2024 Inflationary Adjustment of Relocation Assistance Payments staff report and Public Notice to learn more about the adjustment. Please visit our Owner Move-In Eviction and Ellis Act Eviction pages for more information about these types of evictions and relocation assistance payments.