A new, beefed-up mediation program meant to help alleviate the Mountain View's rental crisis will take full effect starting this month. The new initiative, dubbed the Rental Housing Dispute Resolution Program, is designed to help settle dispute between landlords and tenants, particularly those involving high rent increases and evictions.
Starting later this month, the city will begin holding informational workshops for tenants and landlords to help explain how the program works. Landlords who operate apartments with three or more units are required to register each apartment with the city.
Workshops to explain the mediation program for tenants are scheduled in English for 6 p.m. on June 23 and in Spanish at 6 p.m. on July 14. Both will be held at the Senior Center at 266 Escuela Ave.
Workshops for landlords are scheduled at 10 a.m. on June 9 at the Council Chambers at 500 Castro St., and at 10 a.m. on July 7 at the Adobe Building at 157 Moffett Blvd.