COVID 19 Housing Protections and Information
Local and State Eviction and Rental Increase Protections
Marin County Just Cause Eviction Ordinance In Marin, including the Town of San Anselmo, there are limited grounds upon which a landlord may evict a tenant. The ordinance outlines the allowable grounds for eviction as well as outlining procedures that landlords must follow in order to establish “just cause” to evict.
California Just Cause Eviction and Rental Increase Protections:
- Civil Code Section 1946.2 implements "just cause" limitations and prohibits eviction without just cause of a tenant who has lived in the unit for at least 12 months.
- Civil Code Section 1947.12 is a rent control law that prohibits owners from increasing the annual rent more than the cost of living plus five percent, up to a maximum increase of ten percent of the prior rent.
Looking for affordable housing or housing resources?
Marin Housing Authority administers the Housing Choice Voucher Program in Marin (also known as Section 8). They also hold drawings for Below Market Rate units in Marin. Please check their web site for more details on how to qualify for their programs.
Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California
Formerly called Fair Housing Marin, this organization offers fair housing counseling services to homeowners and renters in Marin who have experienced discrimination based on their membership in a protected class. They also offer foreclosure prevention and pre-purchase education/counseling services to homeowners in the Bay Area. Click here to see programs and services they offer in Marin.
Marin County Affordable Housing
The County of Marin has an Affordable Housing Program to preserve and expand the range and supply of adequate, accessible, and affordable housing through housing policies, regulations and programs. The agency does not manage housing units or services directly, but have a list of resources and links to local services and providers in the ‘where can I find affordable housing’ section of their website.
Homeward Bound of Marin is the primary provider of Marin County homeless shelters and services for homeless families and individuals in Marin, California.
EAH Housing manages Isobel Cook Homes.
Bay Area Affordable Homeownership Alliance (BAAHA)
BAAHA's mission is to promote homeownership for low to moderate income and workforce homebuyers in the San Francisco Bay Area region. They have a comprehensive, informational and educational resource and service clearinghouse.