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Redwood City Rental Housing Policy Survey

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Are you a renter, landlord, property manager, realtor, or other that lives or works in Redwood City?

Response Percent Response Count
Renter/Tenant 29.0% 18
Landlord/Property Owner 46.8% 29
Property Manager 4.8% 3
Realtor 1.6% 1
Other 17.7% 11

What kind of renter/landlord resources would you like more information about?

Response Percent Response Count
Current rules/laws 55.2% 32
Rights and responsibilities 39.7% 23
Who to contact for help with issues or questions 43.1% 25
Conflict resolution/mediation services 27.6% 16
Legal assistance services 22.4% 13
All of the above 48.3% 28
Other 5.2% 3

What is the most effective way for the City to get information about resources out to the community?

Response Percent Response Count
Online (City website, social media sites, digital newsletters) 68.9% 42
City Email lists 29.5% 18
Print newsletter 16.4% 10
Informational flyers posted at City facilities 9.8% 6
Through community-based organizations/non-profits/apartment association and realtor organizations 26.2% 16
Traditional mail 31.1% 19
Pop-up events 14.8% 9
All of the above 27.9% 17
Other 9.8% 6

How much do you agree that harassment of tenants by landlords is an issue in Redwood City?

Response Percent Response Count
Strongly agree 27.4% 17
Agree 3.2% 2
Somewhat agree 11.3% 7
Somewhat disagree 4.8% 3
Disagree 12.9% 8
Strongly disagree 19.4% 12
Other 21.0% 13

If you believe you have experienced harassment, what kind of harassment has it been? What was the situation, experience, and outcome?

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17
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Redwood City is currently exploring a policy that would require landlords to offer tenants the first right to return to a rental unit after a substantial renovation. Do you think such a policy is necessary or would be helpful? Why or why not?

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61
Skipped
1

Is there anything else the City can do to continue improving relationships between renters and landlords?

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51
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11
Annie Tate
July 9, 2023, 2:58 PM
  • Are you a renter, landlord, property manager, realtor, or other that lives or works in Redwood City?
    • Other - Home owner
  • What kind of renter/landlord resources would you like more information about?
    • Who to contact for help with issues or questions
    • Conflict resolution/mediation services
  • What is the most effective way for the City to get information about resources out to the community?
    • All of the above
  • How much do you agree that harassment of tenants by landlords is an issue in Redwood City?
    • Strongly agree
  • If you believe you have experienced harassment, what kind of harassment has it been? What was the situation, experience, and outcome?
    No response.
  • Redwood City is currently exploring a policy that would require landlords to offer tenants the first right to return to a rental unit after a substantial renovation. Do you think such a policy is necessary or would be helpful? Why or why not?
    I have spoken to people who were evicted on the understanding that improvements were needed, and they were not promised a right or return, leaving them to search for new apartment at high cost (First mo. last month, deposit). This can make housed people homeless! Right of return is essential.
  • Is there anything else the City can do to continue improving relationships between renters and landlords?
    Open an office where people living in compromised apartments/homes can explore their options,
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